The university archive in Freiburg recently received a set of 8” floppy disks which might contain interesting case and research data. The hand-over procedure did not generate much valuable information, but just a stack of those disks with some additional paper stuck in the disk sleeves. The floppies in question are dating from the early/mid 1980s. The information about them is rather scant. The floppy labels of the various brands (e.g. BASF and HP manufactured a couple of disks) do not provide any information on the (operating) system used to create them or on the formatting.

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