I went rumaging for some supplies at work and came across this archaic contraption called a floppy. It’s in pristine condition!
Do you realize that most kids today wont know what this is? Do you feel old yet? ;)
These disks also had an incredible 1.44mb of memory or the equivalent of a little more than a minute of an MP3.
I had just purchased an 8GB memory card to help move some of my music files. That new card is less than 1/8th the size of these old floppies we all used to use and has 7500 times the memory. Now that’s progress.
Now if they could just get the cost down like they get the size down!
- The floppy disk is dead (and Apple helped kill it) (tuaw.com)
- Sony to stop manufacturing Floppy discs after 30 years (crunchgear.com)
- It’s finally time to say farewell to the 3.5 floppy disk (dvice.com)