Computer Disk Notebooks

Great idea, I've got boxes of these things....
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smurfed floppy disks?

Too bad floppy disks are too thick to smurf and turn into a Circa notebook. I've also got a whole box of old CD-R's, but I'm not sure I'd want a round notebook.

-Kenny

what if you split them open?

It's been awhile since I've even looked at the old floppies tucked into various corners of my apartment, but I seem to recall that there's a seam around the edge where the two halves of the shell are joined. If you could crack open that seam and discard the "innards", you'd have the two covers for a little journal, and it should be smurfable.

Alternatively, remember that duct tape is your friend. Extend one edge of each floppy with folded duct tape, and smurf that.

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"I want to live in Theory. Everything works there."

How about the older 5 and

How about the older 5 and 1/4 inch floppies? Those are thinner. Of course, some of you here may never have seen, or heard of, these floppies. And they were really floppy, too!

I remember those!

Of course, I also remember when a 40MB hard drive was a big deal...

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"I want to live in Theory. Everything works there."

So I'm old, er, "more grown-up"...

Of course, some of you here may never have seen, or heard of, these floppies. And they were really floppy, too!

Yeah, I wonder: could you circa-punch those old cassette tapes that I had to use to store data on the Timex Sinclair 1000 that I used in high school?

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"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act,
but a habit." - Aristotle

Did you use...

Punched Cards ? I did in my high school. And before that, in what is now called Middle School (7th/8th grades), I used Paper Tape

I wish I still had that Christmas wreath made from old punch cards.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Yes, I used....

In graduate school my colleagues and I put all our data on punched cards. A few of the more forward-looking of us used a terminal to input the data -- but of course we then punched out all the data on cards -- in order to keep our data safe and permanent. Hmmm. I think about that sometimes when I transfer stuff from my paper notes into my computer...

old...yes...

I used cassettes for the data on my first computer - a TRS80.

I used punch cards in college, which was the first time I encountered computers on campus. They also had a couple of terminals in the Student Union building - basically an IBM keyboard and a printer - where one could play text-based games or write basic programs in, well, BASIC...

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"I want to live in Theory. Everything works there."

The guy that introduced...

me to Dungeons & Dragons had a Commodore PET
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Hah, how about an 8-inch floppy!

Heh.

Yep, I actually had an 8-inch floppy disk. It was a program disk, can't remember for what. That *would* have been a cool notebook cover, since I'm in the tech industry. Not sure exactly what people would think of me, carrying round a relic like that, but it would be funny for sure.

An 8-inch floppy would give you enough room to write on, even. :)

shris

You can still buy them

Heh.

Whaddaya know, you can still buy them. How funny.

Link to a place that still sells floppies

shris

An 8-inch floppy what ?

Oh! Disk

Get your mind outa the gutter. >:D
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)