Death to a dinosaur, floppy disks are officially extinct.


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  1. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    Sony shutting down Japanese floppy disk sales by March 2011, kills a tech dinosaur -- Engadget
     

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  2. corney91

    corney91 Well-Known Member

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    This makes me very sad :(
     
  3. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

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    I still remember using floppy discs and tape drives for bank back-up, servers and main-frame computers. :)
     
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    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    My youngest brother has no idea what a 5.25 floppy is.
     
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    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member

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    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...?'
     
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    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    ... or VHS for that matter!
     
  7. TheSultan

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    <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.
     
  8. eyebeam

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    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.
     
  9. corney91

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    I bought the original three Star Wars on VHS at Christmas from for
     
  10. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

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    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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