A CDE Definition
Ask your colleagues how many Stringy Floppies their computers have and expect a bewildered reaction. Nothing to do with "strings of text" or "string theory," a Stringy Floppy was a magnetic tape drive for the Radio Shack TRS-80 personal computer. Introduced in 1979 by Exatron in Sunnyvale, California, the drive read a continuous-loop cartridge of 1/16" tape 10 times faster than Radio Shack's cassette drives. A handful of games and applications were offered in this "tape wafer" format, and several thousand drives were sold before the floppy disk made them obsolete. See TRS-80 and how to spoof your technical friend.
A Stringy Floppy
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