(Excerpted from “The Braille Forum,” March 1993.)
Editor’s note: How far technology has come! Thirty years ago, the floppy disk version of the Forum was first offered on both 5.25” and 3.5” diskettes. Prior to that, anyone wishing to receive the magazine on diskette had to send in their own disk. Now we offer it via email and podcast, as well as the hard-copy versions (braille, large print, digital cartridge).
As a result of recent budget decisions by the board of directors and officers of the American Council of the Blind, I’m pleased to announce that beginning with this edition of “The Braille Forum,” a new computer disk edition will be mailed directly to subscribers from the ACB National Office. …
Those who subscribe to the floppy disk edition will receive their magazine between two and three weeks ahead of those who receive the print, braille or cassette editions. Those who subscribe to the computer disk edition will be switched from their current edition to the disk.
The computer disk edition will contain a single ASCII file which includes the complete text of the print, tape, and braille editions. Pictures appearing in the large print edition will not be digitized and used on the computer disk edition, but captions will be included on the disk. Diskettes will be available in IBM/MS-DOS formats only.