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RIP, Floppy Disks
« on: May 13, 2010, 11:22:35 PM »
Quote from: Kotaku
In 1981, Sony brought the world the 3.5-inch floppy disk, which for nearly two decades would stand as the PC world's preferred means of storage. In 2011, after 30 years on the market, Sony will cease production of these disks.

Despite the advent of superior mediums like CDs, DVDs and flash drives, the format lived on well into the 21st century both for owners of older PCs and Macs and for storage purposes, many people's old documents, images and most importantly games still taking up megabytes on floppies the world over.

The time has finally come, however, for Sony, the 3.5-incher's creator, to pull the plug, disclosing the decision to end production earlier this week.

I'll remember the format not for its convenience or reliability - two things I thought due to its small size and flimsy nature it never had - but for how it revolutionised video gaming around school playgrounds and offices the world over by being so easy to copy.
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Re: RIP, Floppy Disks
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 09:26:20 AM »
Well, the floppies had to die, because they don't compare with USB, and the files have changed, for example, at that time you heard MIDI's, now you hear MP3 and in the worst of the cases, many people don't even know what MIDI is. No MP3 Fits a 3 1/2 Floppy. What I remember too, was when some guys from the school, when I was in elementary, brought floppies and copied games to school computers.

 



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