Curt @ Atari Museum
curt at atarimuseum.com
Tue Dec 2 18:17:01 CST 2008
THATS COOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing Al.
Al Kossow wrote:
> If anyone is curious about what an IBM 4" floppy drive looks like, I
> just uploaded a picture
> and the patent for it to http://bitsavers.org/pdf/ibm/floppy
> 4-inch floppy diskettes
> In the mid-80s, IBM developed a 4-inch floppy diskette, the
> Demidiskette. This program was driven by aggressive cost goals, but
> missed the pulse of the industry. The prospective users, both inside
> and outside IBM, preferred standardization to what by release time
> were small cost reductions, and were unwilling to retool packaging,
> interface chips and applications for a proprietary design. The product
> never appeared in the light of day, and IBM wrote off several hundred
> million dollars of development and manufacturing facility.
> CHM appears to have one
> Mismarked at 5 1/4" (grrrr..)
> And a disk
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