I'm a bit too young for punchcards, but I did experience 8 inch and 5 1/4 inch floppies.
I still recall my first "real" home computer, a dull grey box with a 10 Mhz 80286, one full Megabyte of RAM and a 32 MB Hard Drive. I even managed to install (9 floppies or so...) and run Windows 3.1 on that one, although that was really cutting it close in terms of disk space -.-
Oh yes... I still remember installing Windows 3.11 and Office (dont remember the ver), from Floppies... The peace and quiet of just sitting at your pc, listening to the drive going BZZ-BZZ-BZZ
"Please insert the floppy labed 'Microsoft Windows 3.11 DIsk 24 of 52' into your floppy drive and press resume". (not sure about the number... but i have the entire set of floppies around here somewhere.
Windows are what I look out of to see into the neighbor's yard. My Kaypro 10 came loaded with CPM, and it never, ever crashes. You should see STO in green!
From what I can tell there is 14.6 gig of game. At least in the game folder. Now I am not a math person but on a 1.4 meg disk I came up that it would take 10,429 disk for this game. Star Trek: 25th Anniversary 1991 "my first pc game" took 8 disk. Not a slight against trek online but they had more voice. All of the voices from the orginal in fact