Monday, April 26, 2010

R.I.P. Floppy Disk!

This from the BBC today. After almost 40 years of storage media dominance, the cold icy hand of death has finally reached out for the venerable floppy disk, with Sony stating it will discontinue the product in March 2011. For those of you under 25, I have included a photo. For those of you still hoping to install Windows on to a scsi or sata drive, good luck. Despite the fact that machines no longer ship with floppy drives, and despite their discontinuance, Microsoft plans to require a floppy based driver load for windows installs through 2016...

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