Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
ffutures

So farewell then, floppies?

ps238principal points out that Sony are going to stop manufacturing 3.5" floppies in Japan next year - since they have 70% of the Japanese market and don't export them any more that may mean the end for this type of data storage - it's just a lot more expensive to manufacture than a CD-R or DVD-R, and with capacity so limited and most new computers lacking the drives there's just no point in carrying on.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-20003360-92.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody

Since I haven't used one in at least 2-3 years I'm not going to worry too much about it!
Subscribe

  • Another Jab

    Had my second Covid jab today. Feeling fine so far, we'll see how it goes. Hoping I'll be well enough to get out and vote in the local government…

  • GURPS Lensman article

    I forgot to mention that one of my old articles for Pyramid magazine is on line on Steve Jackson Games' web site - Holy Klono!, a discussion of a…

  • Another RPG bundle offer - Legendary Planet

    Another one I'm not familiar with - Legendary Planet, a multi-world fantasy/SF setting for D&D 5th edition and Pathfinder rules:…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 5 comments