the beginning of the end for floppies
cisin at xenosoft.com
Wed Apr 28 17:43:51 CDT 2010
> > But, like B&W photographic print paper, it is possible to still find some
> > with enough searching. There don't seem to be any local sources for film
> > for my still and movie cameras, other than 35mm color.
On Wed, 28 Apr 2010, Jim MacKenzie wrote:
> It's around. Good photo stores still sell it (although there are fewer and
> fewer such stores). There are also plenty of mail-order establishments who
> sell it.
8x10 sheet film
35mm Tessina (need some empties to reload)
16mm Minolta (need empties)
REGULAR 8mm cine (actually 16mm with additional perf)
and a few arcane formats that I no longer use,
are almost all available, with more searching than is worth the effort.
There USED TO BE some "good" photo stores around here.
> What annoys me about the floppy disk situation is that floppies remain the
> only really inexpensive and easily reusable medium out there. CD- and
> DVD+/- RW have issues of reliability and compatibility (and are not very
> resistant to damage), and flash drives are too expensive (they're fine for
> people to buy and use but a little expensive for the typical person to buy
> and give away). ZIP and JAZ were never popular enough.
Somehow, I'm not very upset about the demise of Iomega products.
I predict availability of "almost disposable" cost flash drives.
OMG, will AOHell start mailing media again?
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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