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Fantastic. You'd think we'd have learned something from the mythical "Tower of Babel" incident. ;)
By the way, seems there's a line break that's not quite right as compared to the original version (poetry & code seem to have in common the attention to the line).
Should be a break after "(write" so that it reads:
for they format (write
on) discs in different
The irony. ... or the example?
Thanks for the fix, Arlene!