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 Gone fishing on Tue 27th Apr 2010 05:23 UTC in reply to "Perfect size..."
Gone fishing
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2006-02-22

My experience is that 5 1/4" disks lasted for ever but 3 1/2" you'd be luck to get 2 writes out of them. Gosh makes me feel nostalgic for the day when Norton was actually useful.

I find that although flash drives are vastly superior to floppies, students are still adapt at loosing their coursework etc.

"We have a file server why have you carefully avoided using it?".....sometime it makes you want to weep

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