• Article on the last flopp

    From Digital Man@VERT to All on Thursday, September 15, 2022 18:01:00
    https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/we-spoke-with-the-last-person-standing-in-the-floppy-disk-business/

    A good read!
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  • From Charles Blackburn@VERT/FBOBBS to Digital Man on Friday, September 16, 2022 06:40:00
    Re: Article on the last floppy seller
    By: Digital Man to All on Thu Sep 15 2022 18:01:55

    https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/we-spoke-with-the-last-person-standing-in-the-floppy-disk-business/
    A good read!

    yea it was very interesting

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Digital Man on Friday, September 16, 2022 18:25:00
    Hello Digital Man!

    ** On Thursday 15.09.22 - 18:01, Digital Man wrote to All:

    A good read!

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  • From Boraxman@VERT/MINDS3 to Digital Man on Monday, September 19, 2022 22:01:00
    Digital Man wrote to All <=-

    https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/we-spoke-with-the-last-person-standing-in-t he-floppy-disk-business/

    A good read!
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    Quite interesting! I might buy some 1.44M and 5 1/4 inch disks. Still have quite a few floppy drives.

    As slow as they were, I do miss them a little. There is a joy in the tactile sensations you get, the satisfaction of loading the disk, hearing the machine whirr and grind, the soft LED lighting and being able to format it to different capacities.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Boraxman on Monday, September 19, 2022 15:05:00
    Re: Article on the last flopp
    By: Boraxman to Digital Man on Mon Sep 19 2022 10:01 pm

    Quite interesting! I might buy some 1.44M and 5 1/4 inch disks. Still have quite a few floppy drives.

    As slow as they were, I do miss them a little. There is a joy in the tactile sensations you get, the satisfaction of loading the disk, hearing the machine whirr and grind, the soft LED lighting and being able to format it to different capacities.

    i totallly do not miss that shit at all.
    bad disks sucked. especially when installing an OS
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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to MRO on Monday, September 19, 2022 23:11:00
    Re: Article on the last flopp
    By: MRO to Boraxman on Mon Sep 19 2022 03:05 pm

    Re: Article on the last flopp
    By: Boraxman to Digital Man on Mon Sep 19 2022 10:01 pm

    Quite interesting! I might buy some 1.44M and 5 1/4 inch disks. Still h quite a few floppy drives.

    As slow as they were, I do miss them a little. There is a joy in the tactile sensations you get, the satisfaction of loading the disk, hearing the machine whirr and grind, the soft LED lighting and being able to form it to different capacities.

    i totallly do not miss that shit at all.
    bad disks sucked. especially when installing an OS

    When I got some old pc's out to try and connect to the internet with them, I realized how many disks I have that went bad. I had them stacked in piles in a box that was placed in a closet where there were extreme changes in temperature during the seasons.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Moondog on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 17:01:00
    Re: Article on the last flopp
    By: Moondog to MRO on Mon Sep 19 2022 11:11 pm

    Re: Article on the last flopp
    By: MRO to Boraxman on Mon Sep 19 2022 03:05 pm

    Re: Article on the last flopp
    By: Boraxman to Digital Man on Mon Sep 19 2022 10:01 pm

    Quite interesting! I might buy some 1.44M and 5 1/4 inch disks. Still h
    quite a few floppy drives.

    As slow as they were, I do miss them a little. There is a joy in the tactile sensations you get, the satisfaction of loading the disk, hearing
    the machine whirr and grind, the soft LED lighting and being able to form
    it to different capacities.

    i totallly do not miss that shit at all.
    bad disks sucked. especially when installing an OS

    When I got some old pc's out to try and connect to the internet with them, I realized how many disks I have that went bad. I had them stacked in piles in
    a box that was placed in a closet where there were extreme changes in temperature during the seasons.

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    Those floppies were so fragile that you could store them properly and still have them
    go to waste.

    I lost some good games to data erosion on those ones. Good thing you can still get
    them elsewhere.

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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to Digital Man on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 08:33:00
    Re: Article on the last floppy seller
    By: Digital Man to All on Thu Sep 15 2022 06:01 pm

    https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/we-spoke-with-the-last-person-standing-in-the-f lop py-disk-business/

    A good read!

    That was cool, thanks.

    ---TLM

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