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Floppy Disc RIP

I’ll try not to get too sentimental about a piece of plastic, but Sony declaring the floppy disc dead is the end of an era for me.  The first floppy disc I’d seen was 5-1/4 inch before the 3 in was introduced. I remember the first Apple computer that dropped the floppy and the controversy that stirred. We are fast approaching the day VHS tapes will be declared dead, if that hasn’t occurred already. Technology moves on. Farewell, floppy.


  • John | Retro Programming May 1, 2010, 10:22 am

    I need to get a USB floppy drive to grab the data off all my old floppies. I remember using the 5.25″ disks first, then 3″ disks (virtually indestructable) and finally 3.5″ disks. We used to have 8″ floppies at college but I never used them. 🙂

  • MoneyCone May 8, 2010, 9:18 am

    I remember using the 5.25″ floppies and those were really ‘floppy’! Had to stick to tape to make it write protected! ‘Double sided double density’ – still remember the terms!

    Then the 3″ disks appeared – half the size double the capacity! Geez I feel really old!

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