Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Mon Nov 24 17:50:49 CST 2008
On Monday 24 November 2008 06:34:21 pm Fred Cisin wrote:
> > >Virtually EVERYONE who is an ignoranus, or wasn't involved in those days
> > >call them 5"
> On Mon, 24 Nov 2008, Antonio Carlini wrote:
> > I must be hanging around with wrong class of ignoramus - I've never
> > heard
> > them called anything other than 5-1/4". Obviously these days I never
> > hear
> > them called _anything_ ...
> As soon as people got into computers who started with 3.5", they started
> to get sloppy and call them 5"
> > 3" I do have (for some Amstrady thingumies). 3.25" I've never had the
> > pleasure to chance upon (although I know they do exist).
> 3.25" was the Dysan fiasco. We can tell you a lot more about them if you
> want to be bored.
Didn't IBM make a 4" size around the time that sub-5.25" was just getting
going as well?
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