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July 29, 1990

WHAT TO DO WITH A DEAD FLOPPY ?

By CBR Staff Writer

What do you do with a dead floppy disk? An ingenious New Scientist reader suggests: using them as beermats – apparently they are surprisingly absorbent; using them to mark crucial passages in a book entitled Fortran – A Philosophical Analysis for that instant technocred and guru status; or you could use them as blinkers – People like sunny offices – but they also like to be able to see their computer monitor he comments, and, noting that the two aims are mutually exclusive advised – If your software goes in when the sun comes out, try taping a disk to the side of your head to reduce the glare.

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