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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a few short years ago...
by kaelodest on Mon 26th Apr 2010 19:52 UTC
kaelodest
Member since:
2006-02-12

Well a little more than a few years ago you could get a whole OS in a small box of floppies. Information density has increased dramatically. It seems to be the way of immersion

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RE: a few short years ago...
by funny_irony on Tue 27th Apr 2010 15:16 in reply to "a few short years ago..."
funny_irony Member since:
2007-03-07

You still can fit FreeDOS in a floppy ;)

Many companies still use DOS programs that control production machines.

These PC still use MS-DOS and still need their floppy to change their production machine setting.

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