Follow all of these instructions carefully for error-free floppies!!

This was sent to a friend of mine from a Computer teacher at a University!

   1.Never leave diskettes in the disk drive, as data can leak out of
        the disk and corrode the inner mechanics of the drive. Diskettes
        should be rolled up and stored in pencil holders.

   2.Diskettes should be cleaned and waxed once a week. Microscopic
        metal particles can be removed by waving a powerful magnet over the
        surface of the disk. Any stubborn metallic shavings can be removed
        with scouring powder and soap. When waxing the diskettes, make sure
        the surface is even. This will allow the diskette to spin faster,
        resulting in better access time.

   3.Do not fold diskettes unless they do not fit into the drive. "Big"
        diskettes may be folded and used in "little" disk drives.

   4.Never insert a diskette into the drive upside down. The data can
        fall off the surface of the disk and jam the intricate mechanics
        of the drive.

   5.Diskettes cannot be backed up by running them through the xerox
        machine. If your data is going to need to be backed up, simply
        insert two diskettes into the drive. Whenever you update a document,
        the data will be written on both diskettes.

   6.Diskettes should not be inserted or removed from the drive while
        the red light is flashing. Doing so could result in smeared or
        possibly unreadable text. Occasionally the red light
        remains flashing in what is known as a "hung" or
        "hooked" state. If your system is "hooking" you will probably need
        to insert a few coins before being allowed access to the slot.

   7.If your diskette is full and you need more storage space, remove
        the disk from the drive and shake vigorously for 2 minutes.
        This will pack the data enough (Data Compression) to allow
        for more storage. Be sure to cover all the openings with scotch
        tape to prevent loss data.

   8.Access time can be greatly improved by cutting more holes in the
        diskette jacket. This will provide more simultaneous access
        points to the disk.

   9.Diskettes may be used as coasters for beverage glasses, provided
        that they are properly waxed beforehand. Be
        sure to wipe the diskettes dry before using. (see item 2 above)

  10.Never use scissors and glue to manually edit documents. The data is
        stored much too small for the naked eye, and you may end up with
        data from some other document stuck in the middle of your document.
        Razor blades and scotch tape may be used, however, provided the
        user is equipped with an electron microscope.

  11.Periodically spray diskettes with insecticide to prevent system
        bugs from spreading.