athornton at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 14:38:32 CST 2022
> From: Grant Taylor <cctalk at gtaylor.tnetconsulting.net>
> I wince at the idea of running with QIC tape. But my experience is with
> QIC-80 tapes of the '90s which were so unreliable as to be in the same
> category as AOL floppy disks during the late '90s around the transition
> to CD-ROMs. As in I would trust an AOL floppy disk to better hold my
> data for a week than I would a QIC-80 tape to hold data for a month,
> much less a year. ...and I didn't even trust an AOL floppy to go from
> computer to computer for 5 minutes. -- Talk about a race to the bottom
> for quality.
I wish I'd kept some. I had some AOL CDs from slightly later that made decent coasters for decades. Although I guess with the shutter, the floppy wouldn't really have made a very good coaster.
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