This is probably old news. But it’s news to me. If you’re one of those that likes to make neat CDs, or DVDs, with labels and all, your life just got easier. An outfit called Lightscribe is licencing technology to hardware companies (such as LaCie, HP, and others) that allows you to burn your labels directly to your DVD. No need for sticky labels, or even fancy label printers.
You have to buy some special DVDs with the backside coated with a chemical that colors when the laser hits it. Then basically, you burn, flip… and burn some more.
Check out LightScribe’s website.