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Floppies_only
January 27th, 2014, 02:39 PM
Gang,

I took a look for the company that emerged from Athena which both sold 5 1/4" and 3 1/2" floppy disks. I can't seem to find either one, although disks do seem to proliferate on ebay. The last time I did this I searched for "Athena" and "floppy disks" and got a merchant that was selling them in quantities of 100, but without sleeves. I was going to tell everyone that it would be nice if they could save the sleeves for people who managed to purchase new disks, but that point is moot unless the company is still out there and I couldn't find it. I'd be happy to be wrong.

Sean

Chuck(G)
January 27th, 2014, 02:42 PM
Perhaps you mean Athana (http://www.athana.com/)?

Who is Athena, other than someone from Greek mythology?

Floppies_only
January 27th, 2014, 03:06 PM
Perhaps you mean Athana (http://www.athana.com/)?

Who is Athena, other than someone from Greek mythology?

Wow. How do you people w/o PTSD remember stuff so gooder? Yes, that's the one. I don't see the warning about no sleeves anymore, but I will call them and ask to make sure and tell you guys what they say.

About Athena: Princess Di?

Sean

smp
January 27th, 2014, 04:11 PM
Connie Fontaine
Athana International, Inc.
1624 W. 240th Street
Harbor City, CA. 90710
e-mail : connie@athana.com
Phone: 310-539-7280
Fax: 310-539-6596

smp

Unknown_K
January 27th, 2014, 04:16 PM
Many years ago I purchased 500 new bulk green 5.25" DD disks on ebay without sleeves. I asked around for sleeves and somebody on an email list sent me 100's of vintage Tyvek sleeves many of which were Microsoft and other name brands. If you look for sleeves skip the paper ones and find Tyvek.

Floppies_only
January 27th, 2014, 05:23 PM
Many years ago I purchased 500 new bulk green 5.25" DD disks on ebay without sleeves. I asked around for sleeves and somebody on an email list sent me 100's of vintage Tyvek sleeves many of which were Microsoft and other name brands. If you look for sleeves skip the paper ones and find Tyvek.

Is tyvek the same material that the post office uses for priority mail envelopes - that pure white, fibrous material that seems impossible to tear?

Sean

Floppies_only
January 27th, 2014, 05:25 PM
Connie Fontaine
Athana International, Inc.
1624 W. 240th Street
Harbor City, CA. 90710
e-mail : connie@athana.com
Phone: 310-539-7280
Fax: 310-539-6596

smp

Well, like I said, I'm glad to be corrected. As soon as I remember, I'll be calling about those 720K floppies.

Thanks,
Sean

Unknown_K
January 27th, 2014, 07:09 PM
Is tyvek the same material that the post office uses for priority mail envelopes - that pure white, fibrous material that seems impossible to tear?

Sean
Think so.

Unknown_K
January 27th, 2014, 07:11 PM
Is tyvek the same material that the post office uses for priority mail envelopes - that pure white, fibrous material that seems impossible to tear?

Sean
Think so.

Chuck(G)
January 27th, 2014, 08:19 PM
Yup, they also wrap houses in Tyvek--and I've even got a jacket made of the stuff.

http://www.nachi.org/images10/tyvek-house.jpg

Dwight Elvey
January 28th, 2014, 11:16 AM
Also painters overalls.
Dwight