floppy disk drive and disks

by | Local (↓) | Authenticity (↑) | 2 comments | 0 question

Internal drive plus disks for MS Office 4.3, Windows3.1 and Xerox DTP software.

Where and how is it used?

Part of old computer

What did you or someone else pay for it?

I bought it all

Why do you want to add it to the museum?

Now superceded technology, but it still works


How was it made?

Is made in a factory

Is farmed

Is mass-produced

Is produced by local cottage industry

Is made to particular specifications

Is craft / hand-made

Is foraged

Is found

Is colonised

Is a service


Materials & Making

Who made or produced your commodity?

Microsoft

Who was paid to make it?

Factory workers

What skills does it take to make it?

Machine minding

Where was it made?

USA

What does it cost to make it?

?

What is it made from?

Buying & Owning

Who decides how much it costs?

Microsoft Inc

Who or what assesses its quality?

QC dept.

Where is it sold?

Worldwide

Who or what sells it?

Computer shop, Office supplies

How did this thing arrive from where it was made to where you got it?

Not answered yet

Where is it used?

Home / Office

Where is it kept?

Office

How and by whom is it cared for?

Owner

How long will it last?

Another 10 years at least

Where will it go when it's finished with?

Museum / skip

What is it worth?

£10 to a collector


How do you and others value this commodity?

See the values contributed by visitors and those of the donor. And add your own values to this commodity.

Total times valued2
Positive (↑)Authenticity
Negative (↓)Local
Overall Positive107
Overall Negative-81
Controversy37.5 (0 = most controversial)
  

What do these numbers mean?

This data that we have collected over time in our database means nothing without interpretation. A relational database, which we are using here, is technology that enables designers of websites and software to compare, contrast, interrogate and infer relations within data. The act of designing a database is not objective but driven by the agency of its creators and owners.

Within the MoCC Collection data is used to help think through the relations between values, commodities and data. Can we describe our values using sliders and numbers? How do we infer meaning such as controversy from data?

Below is a brief explanation of the some calculations and how these help make decisions about what is shown on the site.

  • Controversy Score:
    (Total Positive Values) + (Total Negative Values)

    The closer the value is to zero the more controversial it is in relation to other commodities. Used to infer that values associated with one commodity divide opinion more than another.

  • Average Value Score (used in the sliders):
    (Total Positive for Value + Total Negative for Value) ÷ Total Times Valued

    Used to infer a collective value associated with a commodity.

How do you value this commodity?

To add your own values click VALUE THIS COMMODITY and move the sliders left and right to add your own values - then click SUBMIT
show donor's original values
- 0
16 +
- 0
6 +
- 0
11 +
- 0
10 +
- 0
9 +
- 0
7 +
- 0
7 +
- 0
6 +
- 0
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- 0
3 +
- 5
8 +
- 5
7 +
- 0
0 +
- 0
0 +
- 0
0 +
- 0
0 +
- 5
5 +
- 0
0 +
- 0
0 +
- 5
2 +
- 7
3 +
- 5
2 +
- 5
0 +
- 10
0 +
- 14
0 +
- 20
0 +

Questions and answers

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Conversation

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Floppy, hahaha

by Marcus on May 20th at 1:42pm

The protective outer case may be quite hard, but the 3.5 inch disk inside is still floppy, like its older brothers the 5.25 inch and 8 inch models
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by Jim Straker on May 21st at 5:56pm

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