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OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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Chapter 12. CDs, DVDs & iTunes

Show me a disk technology, and I’ll show you a spinning storage medium that the world eventually abandoned, usually led by Apple. Think about it: The iMac was the first brand-name computer to arrive without a floppy disk drive (1998). Modern Mac models today don’t have CD/DVD drives. These days, even Windows PC manufacturers have left the floppy drive for dead. Joining it in the great CompUSA in the sky: Zip disks, Jaz disks, SyQuest disks, SuperDisks, Peerless disks…

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