----- Original Message ----- From: "Clockmeister" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:44 PM Subject: Re: MFM drive gone nuts > I know what you are talking about, but I just never found it to be much of > a problem, and like cases, cables came in different lengths and connector > spacings. Some had both 3.5" and 5.25" floppy drive connectors, and also > had floppy drive connector convertors - both ways. > > Probably because I built a lot of systems, I could match the best fitting > cable to the particular requirement. > > That is my experience, and likely that of most PC builders back in the day > who dealt with a lot of hardware. > -- Certainly my experience as well in 30-odd years. Of all the things IBM did that we can find fault with in retrospect (and there are many), IMO the 'twist' is pretty low on the list; I still think it was actually a pretty clever hack. m Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2014-07-23 00:01:05
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