Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Apr 2009 16:16 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Windows Remember, back in the day, before USB drives became common place, you had to use those weird square disks? We called them floppies, and they had about as much storage capacity as my current computer has in its power switch alone. One of the problems with floppy drives was that it was impossible to determine whether there was a floppy in the drive without actually spinning up the drive. Windows 95 almost had a feature that could detect whether or not there was a floppy in the drive without spinning it up.
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RE: What about today?
by 7valleys on Wed 8th Apr 2009 19:01 UTC in reply to "What about today?"
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Mate, it's 2009, there are no more floppy drives. The floppy drive lost out to pen drives. Even on the best floppy you can't fit one MP3 or a single photograph, let alone a video clip or program. They we slow, cantankerous and held virtually no data. Do not morn their demise.

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