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I never saw an IBM PC without a floppy station, and I am very surprised to find, searching the internet today, that no floppy was an option at all. It certainly was not the norm. Reviews from those days certainly assumed a floppy, preferably two.

The original PC did have a jack for a cassette tape interface, but it was not commonly in use. Some other machines had that only, no floppy option. Some also had interfaces to paper tape punches/readers (there was some discussion about the advantages of zig-zag folded paper tape versus on a roll). The inclusion of a floppy on the IBM PC was a significant factor in making it a success.
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