Graphics too large for a floppy

Subject: Graphics too large for a floppy
From: geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 09:48:25 -0600

Kelly M. Kremin asked for suggestions for dealing with
graphics too large for a single disk (I assume floppy?)
that she needs to exchange with her colleagues.

The disk solution comes down to one of two easy choices:
the SyQuest EZ135 or the Iomega Zip drive, both of which
offer about 100 Meg of capacity and cost under $200 U.S.
(about $250 Can.). Both are excellent, though the Zip drive
hit the market first and thus seems to have achieved
broader distribution. Zip cartridges are also relatively
industructible compared with Syquest cartridges, though the
SyQuests aren't particularly fragile. Both companies also
offer higher-capacity drives for bargain prices. There are
also traditional SyQuest cartridges in 44, 88, 170 and 235
Meg capacities, which are ubiquitous (SyQuest owned this
market for years), but these drives are generally more
expensive and seem to have become obsolete technology as a
result of the newer drives.

But there's probably a better solution staring you in the
face... since you're part of techwr-l, you've got internet
access, and that might be the best low-cost solution.
Assuming you don't pay by the megabyte for your e-mail,
pick up the appropriate file compression utility for your
computer (usually WinZIP for PC and Stuffit for Mac) and
send the files via e-mail as compressed attachments.

--Geoff Hart @8^{)} geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Disclaimer: Speaking for myself, not FERIC.

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