Last Updated: Apr 28,2010
Sony shutting down Japanese floppy disk sales by March 2011, kills a tech dinosaur -- Engadget
This makes me very sad
I still remember using floppy discs and tape drives for bank back-up, servers and main-frame computers.
My youngest brother has no idea what a 5.25 floppy is.
Yea, as do most people under the age of 15 today. If you say laser disk they look at you like 'Did he mean a CD...?'
... or VHS for that matter!
<sigh> i remember my first digital camera was like $500, a Sony Mavica, and saved pictures to a floppy. they were like 2mp and you could only get like 6-7 on a disc. I used to go to weekend concerts and bring like 50 damn floppies----amazing.
Ha! Yeah, I ran across my Mavica this X-mas looking for something else. My niece saw it, asked what the hell it was and laughed her ass off. Btw - If I recall correctly the 2mp one was the 2nd generation. Pretty sure mine was less and I could get 12-14 pics on a disc.
I bought the original three Star Wars on VHS at Christmas from for
I didn't even realize they were still being produced at all, I haven't seen a disk in a store to buy for years... can't say I was really paying attention though.
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