Today, I had a very frustrating experience with an A: drive. A homeless couple decided they needed to do a little word processing and slipped a floppy disk into the drive that looked as if it was run over by a car… Twice. When they were finished they became dismayed that they couldn’t eject their wretched removable media. In a futile attempt to free the diskette, a staff member tried using a paper clip and tweezers to no avail. Then they asked me to help…
I don’t fuck around when stuff like this happens, so out came the needle-nose pliers, and with one hard yank, out came the disk along with the door to the A: drive, and without the little metal door that protects the magnetic disk.
… It’s now the ghost in the machine.