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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Bring Back the Shielding
by Nathan O. on Mon 26th Apr 2010 20:02 UTC
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When CDs became a big deal, I wondered how they could make them so sturdy that they didn't need a shield like a floppy disk (obvious differences in materials aside). It wasn't long before I figured out that CDs only live long if you handle them like they are precious.

Wouldn't CDs be better if they were encased in a plastic shield?

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