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[2]: Bring Back the Shielding
by Zbigniew on Wed 28th Apr 2010 21:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Bring Back the Shielding"
Zbigniew
Member since:
2008-08-28

"Wouldn't CDs be better if they were encased in a plastic shield?


One word: MiniDisc.

The disc is inside a kind of caddy, and it's almost the (handy) size of a 3.5" floppy disk
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OK, two more words: ZIP and LS - both well-protected, and of capacity over 100 MB each.

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Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

OK, two more words: ZIP and LS - both well-protected, and of capacity over 100 MB each.


Oh, you mean the one with the ongoing media and drive deadjustment "hardware virus"? :-)

Still, 100 MB is a capacity that doesn't impress anyone today. Even 10 times as much - 1 GB - is considered "too few" today...

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