IBM OS/2 disk 6/16 !!! Isn’t it cool? I still remember installing Chicago (Windows 95 codename) on a 24 disk distribution! Or running good old MS-DOS 3.3 on a couple of 5¼-inch floppy disk. And though I’m not that old, I still participated on a project where 8-inch floppies were involved – even if I didn’t get to work with them :S
The next time someone complains about their flash’s pen performance, just surf to this page and you’ll probably feel better.
Boy, am I nostalgic…
Now that we are talking about punch cards, here’s a cool trivia:
The 80-column width of most character terminals is a legacy of the IBM punched card; so is the size of the quick-reference cards distributed with many varieties of computers even today.