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pet floppy

Floppy disks have three and a half inch and are pets.

"..We told our mobbers to bring floppies on the 1,5 meter strings, so they could 'walk' them like a dog. they enjoyed it even more then fitting discs into cracks and slits. about 30 people showed up with their floppies. Great fun.. lol. .."

flashmob.fm: GFM#2 / Poland




A soft magnetic disk. It is called floppy because it flops if you wave it (at least, the 5¼-inch variety does)


Floppies come in three basic sizes:

Floppy disk
  1. 8-inch: The first floppy disk design, invented by IBM in the late 1960s and used in the early 1970s as first a read-only format and then as a read-write format. The typical desktop/laptop computer does not use the 8-inch floppy disk.
  1. 5¼-inch: The common size for PCs made before 1987 and the predecessor to the 8-inch floppy disk. This type of floppy is generally capable of storing between 100K and 1.2MB (megabytes) of data. The most common sizes are 360K and 1.2MB.
  1. 3½-inch: Floppy is something of a misnomer for these disks, as they are encased in a rigid envelope. Despite their small size, microfloppies have a larger storage capacity than their cousins -- from 400K to 1.4MB of data. The most common sizes for PCs are 720K (double-density) and 1.44MB (high-density). Macintoshes support disks of 400K, 800K, and 1.2MB.

Amstrad incorporated a 3-inch 180 KB single-sided disk drive into their CPC and PCW lines in the 80ies. These floppies cost about 8 DM each then and by the early 90ies were still available in two shops in Berlin. Peinlich was written on an Amstrad CP/M Computer and saved on six 3-inch-floppies.