Odd question about microwaves and magnetic media

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Feb 13 11:20:14 2004

On Fri, 13 Feb 2004, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:

> I do know that some monitors can produce a strong enough
> field to disturb the writing action on floppies. I've not
> had them erase by these fields but it seems that the writing
> of the floppy is more sensitive to stray fields. I found
> that increasing the distance by as little a a telephone book
> can make the difference.

Ok, another experiment: place a floppy disk with data on a large monitor
and hit the degauss button, then check to see what is left on the disk :)

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger                http://www.vintage.org
[ Old computing resources for business || Buy/Sell/Trade Vintage Computers   ]
[ and academia at www.VintageTech.com  || at http://marketplace.vintage.org  ]
Received on Fri Feb 13 2004 - 11:20:14 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:36:42 BST