I saw a post from this linux torvalas dude.
A month later I bought a PC.
I had minix floppys running, had the file system built and had been starting to build the gnu tools, and a co-worker Joe showed me SLS.
A week later, a bunch of us in the office made a bulk order for 200 floppies. It was much easier! It started as something like 15ish floppies, and was 70something floppys before the cd version came out.