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Inside the Way Back Machine, Inside Access

This talk of Access Services got me to dig up my copy of Inside Access and take a few pictures:

You may notice my name in the upper right – and the date near the lower left. This is one of the first two books that I worked on. (I think it was second but I’m actually not sure.)

Some of you may not recognize what that second picture is of – it’s a picture of a 5.25″ floppy disk. That’s right it’s flexible. This one is available for read/write (see the notch on the upper right.) With 360K of storage and a 360 RPM speed this baby was all the rage – 17 years ago.

In case anyone’s wondering – the book is a museum piece now – I don’t refer to it daily.