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

From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Tue Sep 21 13:02:15 2004

On Sep 21 2004, 7:57, John Foust wrote:
> At 05:42 AM 9/21/2004, you wrote:
> >Lots of 'em out there, John- not very expensive either.
> Late-night brain block. I own several, but I always
> thought of them as "read the CF cards from my camera" devices.
> They require special drivers. But USB thumb-memories don't, right?

Readers I've seen use the standard drivers -- W2K and WinXP recognise
them. The little cheap 6-in-one/7-in-one/8-in-one card readers just
appear as multiple USB storage devices, like DOS disks (as do USB
"pens"). I got mine here for about five quid.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Tue Sep 21 2004 - 13:02:15 BST

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