Technology Standards

by Stephen Fluin 2003.07.28
Standards are the lifeblood of all electronic and are the key to interoperability. One example of this was when Microsoft came out with windows, it was very easy for any vendor to create a machine that could run the software, so it became the most widely used operating system, and is still in used today. Recently, a division in standards has occurred with DVD writing drives. A drive that is DVD+RW will not write on a disk that is DVD-RW, and vice versa. This type of division is wrong. I recommend everyone switch to DVD+RW because it is easier to remember something needs to be different than usual (CD-RW). And because of the division between the + and the -, it will be easy for people to remember that a change is needed.