RE: Extracting files off “unknown” 8 inch disks. Any thoughts…

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Fri May 5 14:58:48 CDT 2017

And, sometimes we just have fun.


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Subject: Re: Extracting files off “unknown” 8 inch disks. Any thoughts…

On Fri, 5 May 2017, js--- via cctalk wrote:
> In case not everyone noticed, but Terry's already given up on this.
> It is not necessary to become challenged by and read every mystery disk in
> the entire world.  Things that are forgotten, probably don't deserve all this
> attention.

We do put far more effort into such projects than they are "worth".
What does doing a crossword or Sudoku accomplish?

Sometimes we learn valuable information that can be applied to future
tasks.   Sometimes not.

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