RE: Alternative to floppy

Subject: RE: Alternative to floppy
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:04:38 -0400

It turns out that some USB memory sticks have write-protection tabs, so
they'd be just as good as a floppy in this regard.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Goldstein
> Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 8:36 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Alternative to floppy
> 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 purposes.
> 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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