floppy disk drive and disks

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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Now superceded technology, but it still works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


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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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