Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 12:48 UTC
In the News "We all know about the gadgets that get showered with constant praise - the icons, the segment leaders, and the game changers. Tech history will never forget the Altair 8800, the Walkman, the BlackBerry, and the iPhone. But people do forget - and quickly - about the devices that failed to change the world: the great ideas doomed by mediocre execution, the gadgets that arrived before the market was really ready, or the technologies that found their stride just as the world was pivoting to something else." I was a heavy user of BeOS, Zip drives, and MiniDisc (I was an MD user up until about 2 years ago). I'm starting to see a pattern here.
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by MOS6510 on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 18:34 UTC
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If you liked floppies Zip disks were great.

There was a time when all my files would fit on a 1.44 MB floppy, so a 100 MB Zip drive was like an empty room that was so huge that the walls were beyond the horizon.

I think I should have at least 2 external Zip drives, maybe even 3. Maybe I should look them up and see what I can do with them.

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