Inspired by this thread: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=543981
I had almost forgotten that these things existed. But even back in the day I loathed these things. They were significantly slower than burning a normal CD (I think it was 4x while very few drives would support 16x max.) and they were highly unreliable.
Anybody remembers Roxio DirectCD? It was a program for Windows 98 that allowed adding or deleting files from a CD-RW using windows explorer. Buggy as hell.
I personally prefered burning a normal CD rather than going through the process of deleting a CD-RW, then burning it at 4x and praying that the data would be readable. Besides, blank CDs were dirt cheap even back in the Windows 98 days.
Anyway, is anybody still using these things? Are they still being produced? With modern USB drives that can hold hundreds of times more data and are a lot faster an more reliable I doubt anyone would use CD-RWs.