Yahoo! News Story - Floppy Disk Becoming Relic of the Past (fwd)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Mon Sep 20 16:50:20 2004

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, David V. Corbin wrote:

> >>> Sellam Ismail,
> >>>
> >>> I still use them [floppy's] all the time. It's still the quickest and
> >>> easiest way to transfer files (that can fit on them of course).
> >>>
> >>> I use CD-R for backups and transferring very large files.
> Compared to a USB memory stick? Unless I want to keep or do repeated
> transafers over time, I have lamost stopped using CD-R's completely.

I don't invest in any of that fancy new-fangled equipment. I use whatever
I already have or what's given to me. That usually means stuff that's 3-7
generations behind whatever is current today. I generally use hardware
until it wears out completely. That means I have lots of older computers
around in use all the time (some of it even on topic here). Either I'm
very cheap or I believe in using something until it can't be reasonably
used anymore (and then I try to stretch it out some more ;)

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