Reply to post: Floppy discs

Are you sure you've got a floppy disk stuck in the drive? Or is it 100 lodged in the chassis?

Wilseus

Floppy discs

"The 3.5" disks with the rigid cases were called stiffy disks by South Africans at the time – to distinguish them from the previous generation of 5 to 8-inch "floppy" disks in the flexible, bendable jackets."

Back in the late 1980s when I was at secondary school, most of the home computers that my fellow schoolfriends had at that time were Amigas and STs etc that took 3.5" floppies, and most people called them hard discs, much to my consternation. It didn't matter how many times I explained that they weren't, and what a hard disc actually was, they usually looked at me blankly and carried on calling them hard discs.

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