CD Eating Fungus?

From: R. D. Davis <>
Date: Mon Jun 18 20:27:04 2001

On Mon, 18 Jun 2001, Marvin wrote:
> A friend of mine sent this to me, but I don't know if it is valid or a hoax.

Well, considering that old camera lenses often suffer from fungi, just
as mildew can attack floppies and tapes, it would surprise me not that
CDs can become afflicted with it as well. I wonder if only the
aluminum CDs are the problem, or if those gold CDs from Kodak are also

Does anyone recall the audiophile debates several years ago that
pertained to something called "CD rot," using that as one reason why
vinyl records were superior for long-term storage. I thought that the
"CD rot" they spoke of only had to do with disintegration of the
plastic and then oxitation of the metal layer.

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All Rights Reserved            an unnatural belief that we're above Nature & 410-744-4900 her other creatures, using dogma to justify such       beliefs and to justify much human cruelty.
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