Write To

We write on paper, but we write to a magnetic disk (or tape). Part of what the preposition contributes here is a sense of interiority; because we cannot see anything on its surface, the disk is linguistically refigured as a volumetric receptacle, a black box with a closed lid. —Matthew G. KirshcenbaumWrite To (MGK)

Thus Spake Google (completely unscientifically):


Just poking around a bit…

As Steven Johnson recently pointed out, Google’s results will skew in favor of the geeky.