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It's round and wobbles, but madam, it's a mouse pad, not a floppy disk

Tim99 Silver badge

Not Snopes

I looked after the IT needs of 450 scientists, admin and clerical staff in the 1980s.

I have seen an 8" floppy cut with scissors because it would not fit in the 5.25" drive; a 3.5" disk hammered into a 5.25'' drive; a 5.25" disk folded to try and fit it into a 3.5" drive; a letter with an enclosed copy of a backup disk, which we had requested from a remote site (yes it was a photocopy); and, my personal favourite, a 5.25" disk that was the only electronic copy of a department's year-end financial data, stapled (twice) to the covering letter, explaining why they were late submitting it.

Those are some of the reasons why I now look like this >>============>

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