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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Perfect size...
by sergio on Mon 26th Apr 2010 19:43 UTC
sergio
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2005-07-06

CDs are too big and pen-drives are too small, 3.5 floppies are perfect... and they last forever!

It's funny, I can use my 20+ years old AMIGA floppies without problem... but my 5 year old DVD-Rs are unreadable. Writable optical media sucks, I've lost tons of data with CD-R and DVD-R. 3.5 floppies aged really well.

PS: OTOH 5.25 floppies were unreliable sh*t. I hate them so much.

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