Origin or 1.44 MV FD label [WAS: RE: Weekly Classic Computer Trivia Question (20141205)]

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Sun Dec 7 18:27:19 CST 2014

On 12/07/2014 02:35 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:

> BUT, the creator of the FORMAT would have no excuse for using unformatted
> capacity (NeXT), nor miscalculating it (IBM)

Within the IBM literature, it would be interesting who decided to call 
it "1.2MB"; 1,200K is perfectly legitimate, as is 360K, 320K and 720K.

For what it's worth, even under XP and Windows 7, FORMAT /A F:1440 and 
/F:1200 work fine as format specifiers.


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