Reply to post: They *still* call them "stiffies"

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


They *still* call them "stiffies"

Despite not having seen one in a computer for a decade or more, I still hear people refer to stiffies - I even had a tech support person argue with me once that it *wasn't* a floppy, it was a *stiffy*. When I asked him to show me where in the BIOS setup he configured it, there was a moment of confused silence. "Uhh... but we've always called them stiffies". Yeah, OK, but don't correct me when I tell you it's a 3.5" floppy.

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