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: Good riddance
by google_ninja on Mon 26th Apr 2010 21:23 UTC in reply to "Good riddance"
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

Nothing worse then spreading an archive over 10 floppies, and have #7 get corrupted.

I bought a CDR drive _really_ early, and never looked back. Didn't really care so much with DVDR drives, or the new Blu-Ray recorders, but man, I couldn't wait to stop using floppies.

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RE[2]: Good riddance
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 26th Apr 2010 21:40 in reply to "RE: Good riddance"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Nothing worse then spreading an archive over 10 floppies, and have #7 get corrupted.

That's pretty good if you managed to get only one corrupted disk, #7, in a ten-disk set. With my diskette track record way back, I would've probably ended up with 7 corrupt disks...

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RE[3]: Good riddance
by google_ninja on Mon 26th Apr 2010 22:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Good riddance"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Its worse when your near the end, cause after 20 minutes of "i'm gonna make it... i'm gonna make it..." it makes the "SDLDKFJ!@#@#" moment that much more painful

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RE[2]: Good riddance
by steogede2 on Tue 27th Apr 2010 12:42 in reply to "RE: Good riddance"
steogede2 Member since:
2007-08-17

Nothing worse then spreading an archive over 10 floppies, and have #7 get corrupted.


Please don't make me relive my worst memories of playing the Monkey Island 2 (11 disks on the Amiga)

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