laptops and 5.25 inch floppy drives?

Michael B. Brutman mbbrutman-cctalk at
Mon Jan 8 19:32:00 CST 2007

Jules Richardson wrote:
> Yes, I recently gave up my Thinkpad for a much faster, more modern 
> laptop and am sort-of regretting it. The extra memory and CPU speed sure 
> is nice, but I miss all those useful ports that the Thinkpad had :-( 
> (modern system has no serial, no parallel, no floppy, and only one card 
> slot - oh, and one of those God-awful touchpad things, and a keyboard 
> that's about as good as a Sinclair Spectrum)

To be fair, that's all available via the port replicator.  And to get 
floppy, you have to swap out the CD-ROM - that's a good compromise for a 

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