Mudcat Café message #1868736 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95514   Message #1868736
Posted By: JohnInKansas
25-Oct-06 - 09:03 PM
Thread Name: Art Thieme's computer has died
Subject: RE: Art Thieme's computer has died

...informed everyone via email...

The classic one of these was back when you had to add your own accessories (drives, modems,etc) to your computer. The ZIP drive "package" from IOMEGA included a ZIP drive and an "installation floppy," but the instructions for installing the drive were on a ZIP disk that couldn't be read until the installation was completed. The installation floppy didn't follow the instructions, so one nearly always had to uninstall and reinstall (after printing the instructions?) to get it to work right.

Need I say that the manual (on the ZIP drive) didn't mention how to uninstall completely, so at least the first reinstall attempt nearly failed?

And they had time to think about whether they were doing something stupid.