Fw: 5.25" Floppy Drive for a Modern Computer?
bofh at stremler.net
Tue Sep 14 11:34:02 PDT 2004
begin quoting Chris Mauricio as of Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 10:44:29AM -0700:
> This should be a lesson to all of you with important stuff sitting around on
> 3.5"'s. Do it to CD now while you still have a working 3.5" floppy or we'll
> be revisiting this thread in a couple of years.
...and then DVD. And then USB stick. And then SmartMedia.
Really, you need to buy ever new gadget that comes along and duplicate
your data to every possible format. Not only will this help you avoid
any future "OMG I can't get at that data" you'll also help fund the
industry, and encourage venders to keep providing new shiny gadgets that
are utterly incompatible with the old not-so-shiny gadgets.
-Stewart "Hardcopy" Stremler
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