ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Tue Nov 25 14:56:41 CST 2008
> There have been 3" floppies, IIRC used by some (Amstrad?) eletronic
3" floppies were not uncommon in the UK. As well as Amstrad (both the CPC
series of home computers and the PCW word processors ), the Tatung
Einstein used them. And I've seen at least one 3rd-paety disk drive for
the BBC micro that was 3".
I find the 3" disk to be mechaniocally superior to the 3.5" one. The
shutter on the latter is a very poor design (as anybody who's had to
strip a drive down to extrace a mngled shutter will confirm.)
 They wrre a lot more than electronic typewriters. They were Z80 based
ocmputers that ran CPM+ (IIRC) and which came wth a word processor program.
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