Wednesday, March 5, 2008

If you are going to send me your manuscript on a 5 and 1/4 inch floppy disk...

...at least have the courtesy to also send along an antique Kaypro II CP/M computer so that I can read the damned thing.

14 comments:

mike said...

That's too funny. You do accept Jaz disks, though, right?

Julie Korzenko said...

Okay, I've been lurking but that made me spew red wine all over my monitor...not a pretty sight.

La Gringa said...

The scary thing is, this is the first computer I ever learned to use. I use CalcStar and WordStar (hello,HTML ancestor!) and did the bookkeeping for the little bookstore I worked at in 1984.

It's like the world's ugliest paperweight.

Courtney Allison said...

This is going to sound really bad, but it took me a few moments to remember what floppy disks were....

Maria Zannini said...

ROTFL! Make 'em send you choklit too.

You can probably build muscle mass lifting that thing.

S. E. Ward said...

Oh, Elvis. That was one of the portable models, wasn't it? My laptop is having size envy.

The Innkeeper said...

Me, too! That's the first computer I ever learned to use and I wrote my Ph.D. dissertation on it! And, I still have it! But don't worry I no longer use it to write with - so no 5 &1/4 discs from me! ;-}

the Brad said...

I only send mine out on stone tablets.

S.M.D. said...

Good lord, who the hell uses floppies anymore? I grew up on all those old computers. I remember those huge ones being replaced by the smaller hard ones and then I remember this magical thing being invented called a flash drive...so I ask again, who the hell uses floppy disks anymore?

Arachne Jericho said...

.... wooooow.

Maybe he's just emailing to you through a time-warp in 1980.

Slimbolala said...

Ah, yes! We had one of those. And it was supposed to be portable, though as I recall, it weighed about as much as a suitcase full of bricks.

Dwight said...

Oh you are so totally kidding.

Michelle Miles said...

I prefer quill, ink and scrolls. Will that work? ;)

This made me LOL!

Mak(enna) said...

I send everything via ESP. You received my query letter didn't you?