Teledisk archive format
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Tue Jul 29 18:55:34 CDT 2008
On 29 Jul 2008 at 19:24, Keith wrote:
> And I wish he would have told me before I started my external usb amiga
> floppy drive controller a couple years ago. :)
Understand the context of my statement. Breakwater is a computer
secturity/investigative firm. Their interests in obsolescent media
have to be very marginal, if for no other reason than the time limit
placed by the statute of limitations.
I recall that I ran across a laptop PC review a few years ago
describing the inclusion of a floppy drive "quaint". The writing was
on the wall.
For those still using floppies, the need is for something other than
a floppy. This is a very problematic issue for those with expensive
iron (machine tools, weaving machines, lab equipment). They're not
particularly interested in fooling with the little buggers, just
finding some way to live with them.
For those of you archiving antique floppies, your need is very
different--you need to preserve the contents of existing diskettes
before they turn to goo or dust--or wear out.
But for a security firm, floppies are nice to be able to process, but
they're not going to see a lot of them nowadays.
I hope this explains my statement better.
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