Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 18:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Invented by IBM, the death knell sounded by Apple. Sony has announced it is going to cease selling diskettes altogether, with the last bastion being Japan. Sales will be ceased there too, even though Sony still managed to sell 12 million of them there last year. While Memorex and Imation still produce and sell diskettes, this move by Sony surely means it won't take long for the rest of the market to vanish, too.
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Ode to Diskette
by Leroy on Mon 26th Apr 2010 19:34 UTC
Leroy
Member since:
2006-07-06

O' little plastic square.
Your shield blocks my touch.
I write but your tab block my path.
Yet your lock needs no key.

I claim you with my marker.
Label your contents for all to see.

Read but no write,
Lock tab might!
Read and Write,
Grinding noise and light!

You had many accessories.
Labels, pouches, large plastic bins.
I bought you in boxes of ten.

Oh no I lost one!
Format A: again.

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