Gordon JC Pearce
gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Fri Feb 29 02:25:22 CST 2008
On Thu, 2008-02-28 at 17:45 +0100, jvdg at sparcpark.net wrote:
> Cameron Kaiser wrote:
> > I must have been the only person on earth who had no dud cartridges or
> > click of death, and I used ZIP drives a lot for sneakernetting.
> I think part of the bad reputation of Zips and Jaz's stemmed from people using them for storage, rather than transfer.
And yet people used them for years (and still do) for storing data for
samplers. I'm not saying I've never heard of Zip disk failures, but I
haven't heard of many and I haven't had one let go myself.
You do tend to find that people make backups of their sampler disks a
lot more than computer disks, maybe because they're more conscious of
the effort involved in creating the data that went onto it.
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