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A marvellously efficient way of putting large amounts of information into one central repository, never to be seen again. The design of the database is now an art form in itself, and will usually include:
The art of creating publications on your computer that still generally look pretty pathetic when compared to the real thing.
A small, surprisingly fragile round strip of magnetic material generally enclosed in a flimsy plastic case. Floppy disks have developed to the point where they have a very low failure rate. The likelihood of failure only increases exponentially the more important the data on the disk.
A rapidly spinning mass storage device, often compared to a peak hour train, because no matter how big it is, there's never any space on it.
A now (almost) outdated operating system for Personal Computers. The most noticeable thing about programs that work in DOS is their blinding speed on modern computers, compared to Windows compatible programs. However, Microsoft have three major strategies to encourage the use of Windows. The strategies are known as Solitaire, Hearts and Freecell.
See also: Windows
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