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Jeff

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I haven't used a floppy disk since I left my old job a year ago. They are 20 years behind the times though anyway.
 

Repo Man

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Good riddance! I won't miss having that metal thing geting stuck in the drive.
 
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The floppy discs will join the ranks with 8-tracks, Betamax, and soon-to-be obsolete VHS tapes and cassettes. Vinyl still has a cult following, especially with DJ's.
 

PlannerGirl

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i dont think ill miss it-its just another hole for dust and dog hair to get in
 

Dan

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bturk said:
Doesn't matter. I'll still use 'em. I need 'em for boot disks when I play around with alternative operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD, and I can't think of a way to update a BIOS without 'em.

I just did some massive upgrades to my home PC, and I had enough parts left over to build a second decent box. One part I don't have, though, is a 5 1/4" floppy drive. I really want to put one in my Athlon 2400XP box. Spray paint it silver, to match the Lian Li case ... :)

Planderella said:
The floppy discs will join the ranks with 8-tracks, Betamax, and soon-to-be obsolete VHS tapes and cassettes.
IMHO, floppies will be with us until there is ONE standard for a replacement. Right now, there's too many removable media options. CD burners are cheap now, but the media is delicate, and burning coasters isn't as transparent as copying data to a floppy. I have a Zip drive, but the disks are expensive; $10 for 92 megs. SyQuest and Castlewood disks never took off. MO, MD, Mini Zip ... the list goes on.
 

Habanero

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I think that's fine, but if I need to bring work home my office is behind in the times and I don't have any other way to transport documents back and forth.
 

Jeff

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TexasPlanner said:
I think that's fine, but if I need to bring work home my office is behind in the times and I don't have any other way to transport documents back and forth.
You can easily e-mail anything that would fit on a floppy.

However, I do understand the behind the times thing. We didn't have the "e-mail option" at my old job. Those one-piece box Mac thingies just didn't support it ;)
 

Dan

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El Guapo said:
Dan, I think I still have 2 51/4 drives - yours for the asking.
Consider 'em gone! Can I stop by your place next weekend?
 

Runner

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I was able to adjust just fine from the 5.25" disks to 3.5". Lately I have been relying on 100 MB zip drives and hardly ever use 3.5" disks. I do like to have a removable / transportable storage media so will continue to use the zip drive.
 

Dan

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El Guapo said:
Yep,
Let me find them or I can mail them - your call.
I can drive on up. Gotta' explore St. Joe some more, and I want to bring you and the missus a little gift.
 
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