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

From: Dave Brown <>
Date: Tue Sep 21 05:42:27 2004

Lots of 'em out there, John- not very expensive either.
I carry a 512 CF card with me all the time in my wallet with useful
stuff on it-A PCMCIA slot adaptor does sometimes go in with it. Not
found a USB reader small enuff to go in there with it yet but I bet
one will turn up soon.

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Foust" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 8:41 PM
Subject: RE: Yahoo! News Story - Floppy Disk Becoming Relic of the
Past (fwd)

> At 04:50 PM 9/20/2004, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>>> 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
>>I already have or what's given to me. That usually means stuff
>>that's 3-7
>>generations behind whatever is current today.
> But USB sticks are getting cheap enough that they've become
> promotional gimmick give-aways. I've never bought one, but now
> I have several I got this way. recently had 128M USB
> for $11 with a $10 rebate, so $1 AR: see
> .
> I'm with you, though - I tend to use a floppy or burn a CD-R because
> I
> know they'll work and I don't need to think twice about whether
> there's
> an available USB port and whether that computer's OS handles it.
> Hmm. Come to think of it, does anyone make a CompactFlash
> to USB adapter that would let us use all these cheap CF cards
> as USB disks?
> - John
Received on Tue Sep 21 2004 - 05:42:27 BST

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