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Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive

With the introduction of offline storage (in the form of tape and punch cards, later floppy disks, hard drives and cards), computer users began to create and acquire all manner of data to use with their machines. Programs, textfiles, and later images, sound and moving image data would be collected in the course of computer ownership and maintenance. Over time, this collection would sometimes resemble a pile, or a library, or an archive. The unifying theme would only be that they were all on the ...



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Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
by Ron Fenley
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This is a collection of images Apple II floppy disks sent to Jason Scott in 2015. Using the ADT (Apple Disk Transfer) program, which utilizes a vintage Apple IIe and a floppy drive. Effort was taken to produce as accurate a read of the floppies as possible, resulting in .DSK files that contain the data from the floppies.  (These are sector-based readings, and contain the directory structure and file information. If a disk has unusual or secret items, they may not have been grabbed).  The...
Topics: Apple II, Floppies