The floppy disk is no more…

If you, like me, have played around with computers since the 70’s and 80’s you’ll remember the transition from the 5 1/4 disks to the 3.5 disks and were in awe of the whopping 1.4 Mb it could carry.
Now, these trusty tools that allowed you to put an OS like Windows 95 using 10+ disks on your computer are no more.  Sony has announced that it will discontinue the production of the floppies as of March 2011.  As the last producer of the disks, Sony already stopped producing them in Europe back in September of last year and will now stop production worldwide in a year’s time.

The disks nowadays are a relic of simpler times… times when 1 Gb was something that only featured in some SciFi-movie… times that you could actually buy games that were top-notch and that would fit on a simple, single disk.  Even our trusty Commodore featured a 3.5 drive (not only in the Amiga, but also for the 64/128 – the 1581-drive) and it was at that moment in time, as commonplace as our SD-cards are today.

Now, they’ll truly become an antique…

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