Mar. 18 '09
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found this after digging around some old ZIP disks (remember those?). Old student project logo for a catalog. "For the active rabbi"
a ZIP disk .. oy vey.
sure, they were cheaper than Jazz disks.
You can't imagine how happy I was they came out with a Mac with an internal Zip drive.
Classic! Nice twist on a familiar brand.**ZIP disks were too reliable - which took all the fun out of it. Personally, I preferred the old 80MB CyQuest disks that would corrupt if you just looked at them the wrong way. It was fun guessing whether or not you'd be able to retrieve your stuff off of the cartridge at any given time. Good times...good times indeed...
Oh well if it's lack of reliability you want...remember backing up to DAT tapes not too long ago. Took forever to find stuff IF it wasn't corrupt. Plus I remember when it took over an hour to write one CD. Good time? Yeah. Good times.
DAT tapes were the worst! I liked those huge, clunky CyQuest discs, though. I still back up twice (burn to two CDs), however, because of them. ZIPs were the best. JAZZ discs were definitely not as cost effective. Worked in a screen shop and we backed up to the little 'floppy' discs. Within a year we had 100s of the little things piled up. Worked though. Never understood why they were called floppies when the old 10%22 discs really were floppy. Ah, the CompuGraphic days! I'm ancient!
Floppy referred to the disc surface INSIDE (not the case). They were floppy as opposed to hard.
We are way old...my first storage device was a cassette back up. It was a plain old off the shelf cassette recorder with a cool stainless steel cover glued to it to make it look high tech. Talk about sloooooooooooooow and touchy.
Oh and they were all called floppies because the disc INSIDE (not the case) was floppy.
love the logo straycloud! **ahhhh the 3.5 diskettes ... the memories ...
Sheesh .. 3.5%22 .. that was like a new age compared to the 8%22 floppies and punchcards.
epsilon were computers even used for design at the punch card stage?
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