Reiability of wrong media (was: is out of 5-1/4" diskettes

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Thu Jan 21 18:58:32 1999

On Fri, 22 Jan 1999, Pete Turnbull wrote:

> "OK, so that's a flippy", I said to myself. A little later, I re-read the
> catalogue -- and got a different listing! I had inadvertantly catalogued
> side two, with the disk right-side-up -- and realised that the tracks must
> not line up, so side two had two sets of data, going in opposite rotations,
> with the tracks interleaved!

This can't be possible! Otherwise, why didn't someone exploit this to
make 4-sided diskettes??

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