Goodbye Mr Floppy
Not an advert for a male enhancement cream
…but more a statement of fact…. yes indeedy, Sony, inventors of the 3.5″ floppy disc, have announced that it’s the end of the production line for them.
Sony Ends Floppy Production
I for one, have spent many a wasted hour listening to the click-click-click as they struggle to synchronise themselves. In fact, the worst thing was doing a multi-disc install or restore (as from spanned zip files, say), to only find that one disc was duff right at the end!
See news story here: https://www.itpro.co.uk/622726/sony-kills-off-the-floppy-disk
They may have a vestigial life in booting old computers but soon, that’ll be it apart from the museum pieces. I hope no-one has anything important stored on one at the back of the cupboard…
The rampant march of technology, eh?
Personally, I don’t use anything smaller than a CDR for storage, and that’s only temporary. My zip drives bit the dust years ago.
As an aside, I expect the phrase “male enhancement” to attract lots of corresponding spam to this post. Watch this space!