Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th Mar 2014 17:35 UTC

Not too many people will recall the short-lived era of the "MSX" initiative which was slated to pretty much take over the non-existent middle world where consumer electronics met personal computers. It was always believed, back then, that this is where the sweet spot of profits would emerge. What emerged was instead laughable MSX. It was one of Microsoft's greatest flops.

The MSX was one of the first computers I ever used. I did basic BASIC stuff on it when I was a kid.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by wazoox on Mon 10th Mar 2014 11:25 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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Usually floppy disk drive fail by their rubber belt, which dries and break. I've opened several floppy drives and replaced the belts with ordinary rubber bands of roughly same length, and it just works.
Very old floppy disks work fine too. I have many floppies from 1987-1995 and they all work perfectly well; in fact the younger ones are much less reliable than the old ones.

Edited 2014-03-10 11:26 UTC

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