5" floppy?.

Alexander Schreiber als at thangorodrim.de
Mon Nov 24 18:29:45 CST 2008

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 05:56:12PM -0600, Jules Richardson wrote:
> Chuck Guzis wrote:
> >Why don't those metrificated folks outside of the US talk about 133 
> >mm, 89 mm and 203 mm floppies? 
> Heh... because it'd be incredibly confusing?
> What I want to know is when the US and Canada will get with the program and 
> start using ISO paper sizes like everyone else :-)
> Re. floppy sizes, I don't think I've ever heard anyone say 5" floppy, 
> however computer illiterate. I believe I have heard 5 1/2" thrown about (to 
> incorrectly mean 5 1/4") in the early days of  3.5" adoption.

There have been 3" floppies, IIRC used by some (Amstrad?) eletronic

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