Monday, October 20, 2008

«Motivational Monday: Armed Robbery»

Armed Robbery / Whatever it takes to get floppy disks.

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  1. Those floppies are collectors items now. A bit like Roman coins. My wife recently had me searching through the rubbish in the garage looking for some so that she could use them at her work, where they haven't had a budget to upgrade the computers for quite a while.

  2. Marf! The master of seamonkeys visited my lowly blog and left a comment.

    Speaking of floppies, I have a client who is a journalist. He has boxes of old TRS 80 floppies containing articles he's written.

    What do we do with the records of our digital lives? How many generations of computers are we going to move our photos across? Or our emails?

  3. @ Looney: I don't think they're collectors yet. You can still buy them in the store here.

    @ Techwiz: Yeah, I finally caught up in my Google Reader. Your blog had a new article or two I hadn't read yet.

    I don't know what it is about Seamonkeys, but it does seem that I've become the master of them.

    I used to have a couple of boxes full of blank floppy disks. I blew them up, then burned them.

    Well, your client should move them to a harddrive or memory stick. Not many computers now-a-days even have floppy disks. Also, once they are all in one place they'd be easier to move to new mediums in the future. Also easier to sort through and find... Not to mention taking up less physical space.

    How many generations of computers? Many.

  4. Somewhere in the deepest darkest cupboards which house my most ancient computer bits and pieces I have a set of floppies with recordings of bird songs on them. A lot of them. I must look them out.
    Must fly.


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