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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Best thing about 3.5" floppy disks
by umccullough on Mon 26th Apr 2010 19:59 UTC
umccullough
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2006-01-26

The best part of 3.5" floppy disks that I remember was that AOL was always sending me free ones! ;)

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, once worked for a company that sent trial software on a floppy for free. When cleaning up the database of customers, I noticed that there were 50 duplicate addresses. We contacted the guy and he just admitted he was signing up under false email addresses to get the free floppies. We stopped sending free floppies after only a web visit. You'd have to call and talk to a sales guy to get the demo.

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