Re: graphics too large for a floppy

Subject: Re: graphics too large for a floppy
From: Laurie Cavanaugh <cavanaug -at- YMI -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 13:43:38 -0800

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

>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.

Another option to consider is a CD writer. They have come way down in price
lately. The discs are not rewritable, but they are much cheaper than SyQuest
cartridges, hold 650Meg, and anyone with a CD reader can read your disc. The
recipient would not also have to buy a SyQuest or Zip or whatever.

I wish my previous employer had this technology when we were sending soft
copies to a printer who was just sticking its toe into the ocean of
computers. You can't bungle around and erase a file from a CD-R disc and
claim it was never there. :-)

Just another suggestion,

Laurie Cavanaugh
cavanaug -at- ymi -dot- com
"I always try to let idealism cloud my decisions at least once a week." -
Paul Giles

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