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floppy baby syndrome

Colloquial term for an abnormally limp posture in an infant lying prone due to an inability to maintain flexed ligaments or muscles. Also called "floppy infant syndrome." We were only made aware of our child's spinal muscular atrophy when she began showing signs of floppy baby syndrome.
See also: baby, floppy, syndrome

floppy infant syndrome

Colloquial term for an abnormally limp posture in an infant lying prone due to an inability to maintain flexed ligaments or muscles. Also called "floppy baby syndrome." We were only made aware of our child's spinal muscular atrophy when she began showing signs of floppy infant syndrome.
See also: floppy, syndrome
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The sound of a computer's floppy disk drive will be as closely associated with 20th century computing as the sound of a computer dialling in to the internet," he said.
IBM was the first to introduce the 8" floppy disk in 1971, with a 5.
Apple Computer stopped putting floppy drives in Macintosh computers several years ago, but other leading firms including Hewlett-Packard still offer them.
Floppy Drive: Appearing as slots on the front of the system unit, these devices read from and write to diskettes.
Nonwovens for floppy disk liners form a competitive field for newcomers to join, as the nonwovens must meet very severe requirements.
Floppy disks, which also use magnetism to store data, suffer the same limitation.
Floppy disks may indeed be the simplest and most economical form of file storage, but publications created using desktop publishing software often take up more room than a regular disk will hold.
Even the onslaught of CDrom technology initially failed to wipe out the floppy completely.
It also reads floppy disk, Zip, Jaz, MO, IDE, and SCSI drives.
Yes, the low end is still being served: Imation is filling the most basic storage niche in the Apple universe with a USB floppy drive targeted, of course, at those Macs which Jobs long ago decreed should have no rotating storage onboard at all.
Better still, you have the ``Startup Disk'' you made months ago when Windows 95 prompted you for a floppy and informed you that ``If you have trouble starting Windows, you can use a startup disk to start your computer, run diagnostic program, and fix any problems.
Mail-in rebates for two free floppy disks or a $2 rebate on your next data cartridge purchase add even greater value to this exciting offer.
Viruses are spread in these ways: by transfering executable files from off a floppy disk, from off a network or by downloading an executable file through a modem.