Talk:Cyberdisc (EU2012)

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What's the point of adding useless speculation about the Cyberdisc's name? It isn't related to any of the other games and this is merely your opinion about the origin of it. Hobbes (talk) 23:53, 31 August 2015 (EDT)

I'm going to go a step beyond that and straight-up undo it. "Disc" has been used to mean simply "round, flat object" for a couple of thousand years (it's a straight borrowing from Latin discus), far pre-dating electronic computers (though technically not computers themselves or "optical data storage"; abaci and writing are both older). The modern conventions regarding whether to use a C (from the Latin) or K (from the original Greek; the Greek alphabet doesn't have a C) when discussing computer components don't negate the word's ancient meaning. Magic9mushroom (talk) 04:44, 1 September 2015 (EDT)
This issue is made even simpler by the fact that both games (original EU and EU2012) only use the spelling Cyberdisc, never Cyberdisk, so explaining the latter term makes no sense. Hobbes (talk) 07:54, 1 September 2015 (EDT)