> Add to this: file transfer via SneakerNet, and use of those cheap floppy-
> controller tape drives. I have never seen a SCSI tape drive that was on
> the order of $300 with a 120 meg pre-compression capacity, and sometimes
> sneakernet or mailing floppies is the Right Way to move data (moving an
> SLS distribution from the office to home, without fone bill, for example...).
I didn't imagine that these would ever be the only computer in the
room, at least not in the next couple of years. A fast serial port
and a cable is much simpler to get working than a foreign floppy file
Is there a free device driver for QIC-117 (floppy interface) tape
drives that works reliably yet? I'd bet that even when there is it
won't be very portable.
I have a Wangtek QIC-525 SCSI tape drive that I bought for US$250,
but that was very lucky.
Am I wrong about the riscy board NOT being the only computer in the
room, even in a corner of a bedroom?
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