Burn, Baby, Burn

It's easy--and reasonably cheap--to copy your own CDs. Just be sure to read the fine print

My latest obsession is Links Extreme (Access Software; $25 street price), a CD-ROM game that combines two of my favorite things: playing golf and blowing stuff up. At the driving range you get to hit time-delayed exploding golf balls at moving targets--everything from armadillos to hot-air balloons. I felt the game required intensive night testing at my home laboratory, as well as further experimentation under office conditions. My problem was remembering to carry the disc back and forth. The obvious solution? Make a copy.

As it turns out, there's never been a better time to buy a recordable CD-ROM drive. An...

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