"floppy disk"--why "floppy"?

Joseph McCollum prez234 at JUNO.COM
Fri May 11 22:10:47 UTC 2001

Someone may have already answered this, but "flop" can mean
"floating point operation."  So if you're crunching numbers
it's floppy two ways.  (Although flops may be done on hard disks as well) --
some of you computer folks may have further clarification...I heard "stiffy"
a number of years ago, but that term never caught on...

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