Why do good floppy disks go bad?

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Wed Apr 6 21:22:17 CDT 2016

Wear happens.  Particularly on directory tracks, or where you encounter 
the snake in Adventure.

But, that doesn't account for the loss of data over time.

Entropy: Could the rust on the cookie be de-oxidizing, and turning back 
into non-oxidized ferrous compounds?  :-)

How long were they supposed to last?
Will they honor those "lifetime guarantee"s?

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