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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RE: Perfect size...
by nt_jerkface on Tue 27th Apr 2010 00:35 UTC in reply to "Perfect size..."
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CDs are too big and pen-drives are too small, 3.5 floppies are perfect... and they last forever!

So duct tape a pen drive to a floppy.

Writable optical media sucks, I've lost tons of data with CD-R and DVD-R.

Well now you know why there's still a tape drive market.

Blu-ray is supposed to be better in this area though.

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