running python on a floppy?

William Tanksley wtanksle at
Tue Aug 31 02:23:54 EDT 1999

On 31 Aug 1999 03:39:24 GMT, Cliff, or a close facsimile wrote:
>Pada Mon, 30 Aug 1999 09:32:42 GMT, Doug Hellmann bilang:
>| Why are people still trying to fit distributions like this on a
>| *floppy*?  Why not use a Zip disk?  Granted, they are more expensive,
>| but there is *so* much more room.

>After losing two zip disks within a month of each other to the Zip Click
>of Death, I vowed never to go near those things again. :P

I had understood that the click of death was a har4dware problem in the
earlier drives, not on the disks themselves.  At any rate, if you're
comparinng Zip disks to floppies, Zips win -- most floppies I've put
semi-important information on have failed, one just today barely half a
minute after I placed the info on it.

I've never had a Zip fail me, ever.

Of course, NOW I'm asking for it ;-).  I'd better make some new backups.

>cliff crawford

-William "Billy" Tanksley

More information about the Python-list mailing list