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South Africans call 3.5" diskettes stiffy   [OT]

By: Steve Rawling     Sydney  
Date: Mar 06,2019 at 23:49
In Response to: South Africans call 3.5" diskettes stiffy (Ben Kent)

> > > So some of you feel old, hey? Young whippersnappers!
> > >
> > > How many remember 8 inch floppies and Sweep?
> >
> > I've never used an 8" floppy, but I can say I saw one once.
> >
> > Any of you remember 3" floppies?
>
> Not 3" floppies, I don't remember those existing, but yes to 3.5"
> floppies.
>
> I remember using 5 1/4" floppy's, and then 3.5"
> people from South Africa call 3.5" floppy's stiffies because they
> have a shell see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk
>
> I also used Iomega zip drives, the 100MB ones.
> and before that EPROM 128KB cartridges in a Psion series 2.
>
> And I have a 8" floppy disk that I found on the road side that joking
> tell people is my backup of the internet.
>
> Ben

Stiffies eh? LOL

Here in OZ, its a term young boys ( and maybe young girls) use for something very low tech :-)

Steve

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