Fragility in the floppy world (was Re: TRS-80 Model II Manuals)
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Thu Nov 4 16:26:56 CDT 2010
> On 2010 Nov 3, at 12:30 PM, Tony Duell wrote:
> > I am seriosulyt worried by the fact that a group of programmers who are
> > capable of writing a compiler didn't realise the value of backups. I
> > can't beklieve tht nobody had ever lost data before.
> Horrors! Crucify them. And when you're done, you can turn your serious
I didn't say that. And after Chuck's expanation (the data did exist
elsewhere, and recreating the complete sources wouldn't be _that_ much
work) I am less worried....
> worry to the fellow who perpetrated this gross incompetence:
Oh, go ahead... But I beleive that cucifixion has never been used as a
> On 2010 Nov 3, at 12:08 PM, Tony Duell wrote:
> > I am not sure I should admit this, but I once spent an afternooning
> > working trhogu hthe read amplifier of a Commodore 8250LP that was
> > giving
> > read errors. Only after spending a couple of hours on it (and finding
> > no
> > fault) did I clean the heads...
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