Learn how to transfer files the old school way

An antique 100 Mb Zip disc

This takes me back almost a decade. But this morning I had to scan an illustration. The only machine in the office with a scanner is an old beige Power Macintosh G3 minitower with Zip drive. Because the machine is an antique it doesn’t connect to the network. So I dug up an old 100 Mb Zip disc, scanned the illustration using Photoshop 6.0 (it took two scans because the image is larger than the 8″x10″ scanner bed), transferred the art files to Power Mac G4 minitower with Zip drive, stitched the two scans together using Photoshop CS, and emailed the art file to my MacBook Pro.

The question you may be asking right now is why all the trouble? Good question:

  1. The scanner is so old it doesn’t have a USB connection.
  2. The Zip drives do not have USB connection.
  3. It’s Monday.

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