Alternative to floppy

Subject: Alternative to floppy
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 08:35:36 -0400

A current procedure tells the customer to save a configuration file to a
floppy disk, write-protect the floppy, label the floppy, and store the
floppy for future reference.

Happy 2008! Floppy has left the building.

The PC in question wouldn't necessarily have a CD-ROM burner, so that's
not an option.

A thumb drive isn't as easily write-protected, and of course some
customers would be tempted to overwrite it and use it for other

The PC in question wouldn't necessarily have e-mail access, but it would
probably have Internet access. Still, it would be nice to come up with a
cheap, simple, hard-media alternative to the floppy. Any thoughts?

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