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    Default It looks as if Athena finally ceased operations

    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

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    Perhaps you mean Athana?

    Who is Athena, other than someone from Greek mythology?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Perhaps you mean Athana?

    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

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    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

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    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.
    What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
    Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown_K View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by smp View Post
    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

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floppies_only View Post
    Is tyvek the same material that the post office uses for priority mail envelopes - that pure white, fibrous material that seems impossible to tear?

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    Think so.
    What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floppies_only View Post
    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.
    What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
    Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
    Boxed apps and games for the above systems
    Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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    Yup, they also wrap houses in Tyvek--and I've even got a jacket made of the stuff.


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