Don’t be tempted to buy a less expensive diskette!

Dysan Diskettes

Thanks to the wonders of Google Books, I spent last night reading through a 1985 issue of Computerworld, the newsweekly for the computer community. Within its pages I came across this advert for Dysan, a company that has the most amazing slogan – Somebody has to be better than everybody else!

The modesty extended to their write-up of its 5.25 inch floppy diskettes which were, by all accounts, the best diskettes ever created. Backed by a life-time warranty and 100% error-free guarantee, they implored you to take the long view when making your purchasing decisions!

Should you still have some of these diskettes around, you might need some assistance in getting them cleaned up. Unsurprisingly, YouTube has a video for that, complete with a retro Robocop 3 C64 dance track as musical accompaniment!

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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One thought on “Don’t be tempted to buy a less expensive diskette!

  1. I’ve seen that disk video before. Quite edchamacational..

    As for the ad, well, Dysan is indeed modest. I love getting my hands on old computer magazines and while the articles fascinate me, the ads capture more of my attention.

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