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Files on nearly 200 floppy disks belonging to Star Trek creator recovered

posted onJanuary 6, 2016
by l33tdawg

According to a press release from DriveSavers data recovery, information on nearly 200 floppy disks that belonged to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry has been recovered.

The information on the disks belongs to Roddenberry’s estate and has not been disclosed to the general public. DriveSavers notes, however, that Roddenberry used the disks to store his work and "to capture story ideas, write scripts and [take] notes." VentureBeat reports that the disks, containing 160KB of data each, were likely used and written in the '80s.

The circumstances of the information recovery are particularly interesting, however. Several years after the death of Roddenberry, his estate found the 5.25-inch floppy disks. Although the Star Trek creator originally typed his scripts on typewriters, he later moved his writing to two custom-built computers with custom-made operating systems before purchasing more mainstream computers in advance of his death in 1991.



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