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Are you geek? February 23, 2008 2:30 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Technology
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Do you remember the importance of keeping a hole punch near your computer and why?

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1. LissaKay - February 23, 2008

Umm, that would be to make a write protect notch in your 5 1/4 floppies

So, do I have true geek cred yet or what? 🙂

2. Barry - February 24, 2008

Aww, LK beat me to it 🙁 But yes, I remember that well…

3. Doug McCaughan - February 24, 2008

And would you double side to get a full 360kb? (frankly I had to look that up as I was drawing a blank on the media size) High Density disks stored 1.2MB but weren’t they already double sided? Prior to DOS 2.0 the floppies held 160kb per size.

I remember scouring the computer catalogs to find the cheapest disks. I remember one dollar per disk being pretty exciting and I think eventually by buying bulk we saw the price drop to five or maybe even two cents a disk.