[Ads-l] Antedating of "Floppy Disk"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 1 12:12:30 UTC 2015

The OED's first citation for "floppy disc/disk" is dated 1972.  Wikipedia indicates that "floppy disk" appeared in "IBM's 370/145 Uncovered; Interesting Curves Revealed," Datamation, November 1, 1970.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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