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

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Date: Mon Sep 20 19:48:40 2004

if it can support a 32x cdreader, it can support a burner. yes it'll be slow
at 1x, 2x but then speed dont matter when u want the data on the disk right?

as for bbc's there is a project that works (by all accounts) that allows you
to use flash cards as mass storage, there's also a BBC/IDE interface in the
works too.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Duell" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 1:01 AM
Subject: Re: Yahoo! News Story - Floppy Disk Becoming Relic of the Past

>> On Sun, 19 Sep 2004, Zane H. Healy wrote:
>> > Gee, neither of the last two new computers that I purchased had
>> > floppy drives (and one of those is about 5 years old now). I'd say
>> > this is old news (and the PC world finally catching up with the rest
>> > of us). I can't even remember the last time I used a floppy drive.
> I am wondering what removeable mass storage you have on your classics...
>> I still use them all the time. It's still the quickest and easiest way
>> to
>> transfer files (that can fit on them of course).
> So do I. You can't get CD-ROM burners for PERQs, HP71s, BBC Micros,
> PDP11/45s, and so on. In fact I doubt if my PC would support a CD burner
> either (I am sure the data rate of the burner would be far too fast for
> my machine...)
> -tony

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