Why do good floppy disks go bad?

ben bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Thu Apr 7 02:39:50 CDT 2016

On 4/6/2016 8:22 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:
> 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?

You mean like the ones on Radio Shack Vacuum Tubes,a year or so before 
they all vanished from the face of the Earth.

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