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Subject:Re: Alternative to floppy From:"John Posada" <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"Evelyn Lee Barney" <evbarney -at- comcast -dot- net> Date:Sun, 18 May 2008 13:17:42 -0400
However...we're not writing instructions based on what WE can handle, but
what the majority of our users can. It's the reality that most users today
don't have floppy drives, so we need to address what they do have.
On 5/18/08, Evelyn Lee Barney <evbarney -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
> 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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