Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Goodbye old floppy friend!

The death knell has sounded for the floppy disk!

PC World are stopping selling them. Later this year none of the machines they sell will have a floppy drive.

That makes me feel old.

It seems only yesterday when the first consignment of RX02 8" floppy disks arrived at the computer parts warehouse where I worked in the eighties. And there was some considerable excitement when the 5.25" RX50 floppies started arriving - customers lapped them up.

But nowadays the CD, memory card and USB stick have made the poor old floppy redundant.

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