Re: Alternative to floppy

Subject: Re: Alternative to floppy
From: "Collin Turner" <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Hemstreet, Deborah" <DHemstreet -at- kaydon -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 08:19:40 -0600

I still keep a floppy drive on one of my computers for just this
reason. It's not too unusual of a request. There are a LOT of legacy
machines out there just humming away in quiet corners...thinking,
plotting - scheming.

Seriously, it's a good idea to have one kicking around. I even have my
old Zip drive stowed for emergencies.

I'd FTP the file (or use something like Skydrive and password zip the
file), go to a FedEx kinkos, download it, buy a floppy and mail it off
while you're there.

-Collin
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On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 7:08 AM, Hemstreet, Deborah
<DHemstreet -at- kaydon -dot- com> wrote:
>
> I think you are going to have to recognize that different users have
> different ways of doing things.
>
> 1) Some people may have a separate external hard disk for back-ups of
> critical information (I do).
>
> 2) Some people may have top-end memory sticks and choose to protect
> portions on it (I've worked with people who did that)
>
> 3) Some people may have a way to save certain information to a network,
> or via the Internet (not that I would recommend it, but some do...)
>
>
> I think you would be best to advise your users to save and write-protect
> the configuration file to some type of media NOT on their hard drive...
> And give a clear warning that loss of the file could prevent them from
> being able to return to that configuration in the event of damage to
> their hard drive.
>
> Hope these thoughts are helpful.
>
> Deborah
>
> P.S. Anyone need an unused external floppy drive for a Dell Latitude?
> <grin> Had it for FOUR years and never needed it! Welcome to the 21st
> century...
>
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