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Re^2: Since I began using computers, I have hurt my:

by McDarren (Abbot)
on Jun 08, 2006 at 03:02 UTC ( #554204=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Since I began using computers, I have hurt my:
in thread Since I began using computers, I have hurt my:

heh.. this reminds me of one of my former bosses, who was not quite up with these new-fangled computer thingy's... (this was in the mid-eighties, so I guess he can be somewhat excused).

In those days, anything being "backed-up" would be backed up to 1.44" floppies. And floppies being floppies - they would regularly fail. And so whenever one would fail, he would take it from the FDD and slap it on the desk a few times, then insert it back into the FDD and try again. The fact that it never made any difference didn't stop him from trying.... over and over again...

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