[Coco] 30 years...time flies
bill at armchairarcade.com
Tue Mar 21 22:16:14 EDT 2017
I second that. Almost all of my original floppies for various systems from
30+ years ago are still readable and I've done nothing special to store
them. Considering all of the doom and gloom predictions about bit rot and
even other things like internal chips degrading within a few decades, I
think overall those of us still into this type of vintage technology have
made out all right. About the only consistent degradations I'd say are to
the yellowing of light colored plastics and capacitors drying out.
Bill Loguidice, Managing Director; Armchair Arcade, Inc.
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On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 10:08 PM, Dave Philipsen <dave at davebiz.com> wrote:
> Good point! I'll keep a positive attitude about being able to read them
> (once I get a system up & running with a floppy drive).
> On 3/21/2017 6:31 AM, Bill Gunshannon wrote:
>> From: Coco [coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] on behalf of Dave Philipsen [
>> dave at davebiz.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:22 AM
>> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
>> Subject: Re: [Coco] 30 years...time flies
>> This stuff probably would have been pitched years ago too if it hadn't
>> been stashed away so well!
>> I also found my original BASIC09 package with receipt, OS9 Pascal,
>> Multi-Vue, and my OS9 Level 2 development package. They even have the
>> floppies but I doubt they're readable at this point.
>> Why would you think that? All of my original floppies are still
>> perfectly readable.
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