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Re^2: Perl Module Stripping

by johngg (Canon)
on Apr 19, 2006 at 22:17 UTC ( #544462=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Perl Module Stripping
in thread Perl Module Stripping

I remember working with 8" floppies on a Wang machine back in the '80s. Did they ever make them bigger than that?

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Re^3: Perl Module Stripping
by rhesa (Vicar) on Apr 19, 2006 at 22:25 UTC
    According to Wikipedia, that was the biggest size. "The result was a read-only, 8-inch (20 cm) floppy they called the "memory disk", holding 80 kilobytes". Heh.

    I seem to remember seeing 12" disks as well somewhere, but I might be confusing them with vinyl. But no, they really existed!

      I remember seeing 12" floppies, too - a very long time ago... But even back then, I think they were becoming obsolete.

Re^3: Perl Module Stripping
by marto (Cardinal) on Apr 19, 2006 at 22:28 UTC
    <joke>Great, this is Justin_BSI's first post here and you start talking about the size of your Wang</joke>
Re^3: Perl Module Stripping
by jdtoronto (Prior) on Apr 20, 2006 at 15:20 UTC
    Yes, IBM had a 12" version.

    Well I recall wokring on CP/M and MP/M machines and Intel development systems that all had 8" drives. Initially Shugart single sided drives, but as time went on, double sided, double density, high density and half-height drives became common. Of course once the IBM-PC popularised 5 1/4" drives it was all over for the 8" types.


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