big $$$ PAID for 8" floppy

From: Russ Blakeman <>
Date: Fri Apr 3 20:47:11 1998

Ward Donald Griffiths III wrote:

> Daniel A. Seagraves wrote:
> >
> > [8" <> 3.5" conversion]
> >
> > I may be able to do that... I have a working PDP-11 that handles 8" disks.
> And if it was generated on a Tandy/Radio Shack System I can definitely
> handle it -- and CP/M as well.
> The problem with these vague requests is that if the requestor doesn't
> know what it came from, he probably doesn't deserve the information.
> As opposed to the many honest threads we've had on conversion between
> TRS-80, Apple, Commode, Atari, Kaypro (and other 5.25 CP/M formats),
> etc. Why doesn't the requestor know where it came from? Is he a
> government agent who stole the data from a "suspect" (In .au now,
> probably wants to read the records of a gun retailer to track down
> the customers)?

I'm sure anyone involved in this sort of "governmental" influence has plenty of
places to have the data swapped and put on a format that can be read. This is
probably someone that doesn't have access to an 8" drive and not a clue by the label
what it contains. They probably found the disks laying in a box of giveaway stuff
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