Re: The Quest for a Universal Translator for Old, Obsolete Computer Files - Atlas Obscura

Subject: Re: The Quest for a Universal Translator for Old, Obsolete Computer Files - Atlas Obscura
From: John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:43:55 -0400

I tried folding up some of my really old 8" SSDD floppy disks but they
wouldn't work in either a 5.25, 3.5, or CD slot.

And my OS/2 mouse won't connect any more either. Needless to say, all my
ZipDisks are only useful as drink coasters.

If only I had saved my old Pentium 3 with dual diskettes and that external
zipdrive ...


JG

On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 3:12 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> It's not only the software. A lot of old software won't run on today's
> hardware unless you run a virtual machine with the OS it was originally
> written to run on. And if the original OS won't run on a VM, you need the
> original hardware.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> On 3/13/2018 7:50 AM, Caroline Tabach wrote:
>
>> I think this is a little bit connected to tech writing, especialy for
>> people around for some time.
>>
>> On the other hand, are they re-inventing the wheel, maybe there are people
>> on this list who still have SW they are looking for?
>>
>
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References:
The Quest for a Universal Translator for Old, Obsolete Computer Files - Atlas Obscura: From: Caroline Tabach
Re: The Quest for a Universal Translator for Old, Obsolete Computer Files - Atlas Obscura: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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