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Comment: Long live the floppy (not?) (Score 1) 1049 1049

I once wanted to download some software from school, since I had no internet access at my new home yet. One program I downloaded needed 3 floppies, the other one 5. As soon as I went back home, one floppy from each program was broken. I got so angry that I immediately took the bus back, just to download the programs again. This time I thought I'd download just the smaller one. I went back home and - you guessed it - one floppy disk was broken! Then I called my dad to tell him to burn them on a CD and then mail it to me - yes, snail mail! FYI, that lab still doesn't support USB dongles "for security reasons".

A friend of mine always carried his lab assignments in 3 copies in the same floppy disk, until sector 0 broke.

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