Today at work I got a strange request. One of the shift managers brought a job that had been sent from one of our centers. It was to convert 9 old floppies to a cd. The catch? They were mac formatted.
I looked at her and said “You do realize that Macs haven’t had floppies for almost 10 years now right? (As many of you may know, Apple did away with the floppy drive in 1998 with the introduction of the iMac.) She had this look of horror, and asked what we could do. I told her that the external floppy had died 3 years ago and I never bothered to replace it, and the one I had at home, I gave to Goodwill a few years ago.
She asked if we could go buy one. I asked her if she seriously thought buying a $25 item (that most likely would never be used again) was worth it for a $10 job? What did we do? Called the center and told them they would have to look elsewhere for help on this one! But hey, in a day where I can’t get anything to work, it was a nice laugh anyway! 🙂