Religious wars (was Re: [Beowulf] A press release)

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Tue Jul 22 01:30:21 EDT 2008


Joe Landman wrote:
> andrew holway wrote:
> 
>> you should all be ashamed. Especially after all that talk of paper
>> tapes and computers that made heavy clunking sounds etc. I have never
>> even used a 5 1/4 inch floppy in anger.
> 
> [must ... resist ... urge...]
> 
> 5.25 inch floppy?  Luxury!
> 
> [must ... stop ... now....]

Ah, but I've used (and flung) 8" floppies, usually in either anger or 
anguish.  And remember when "maximum Maytag" described a hard seek cycle 
rather than a washing machine.  Oh, yeah: The washing machine was 
considerably lighter than the disk drive described by the term.
-- 
Gerry Creager -- gerry.creager at tamu.edu
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