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Subject:Re: Alternative to floppy From:Evelyn Lee Barney <evbarney -at- comcast -dot- net> To:Collin Turner <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Sun, 18 May 2008 13:09:53 -0400
I purchased a (very inexpensive < $30) portable USB floppy drive for
this purpose. Though I have been laughed at from time to time ("you mean
they still MAKE floppy disks!?") it's more often been a lifesaver. My
problem now is that since a lot of my work is image intensive, some just
won't fit on a floppy even once zipped. Burnable CDs are the only option
I know of in this case, since I'm usually looking for something
inexpensive I can turn over to a client without cringing.
Collin Turner wrote:
> 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.
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