After 36 years and billions of sales, the floppy disk is to join the video player, cassette deck and film camera on technology's scrapheap.The thing that finally killed them, I'd wager, is portable cheap flash drives. A CD-ROM is a ridiculous container for a Word document, but a flashdrive works just fine.
The 9cm piece of plastic will no longer be available from Britain's biggest computer retailer.
PC World announced last night it would stop selling the disks when stocks ran out.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
The end of an era
Floppy disks are finally going the way of the dodo.