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July 8th, 2005

Goodbye, Mr. Flops

I have made a rather important decision. On our next move, any remaining floppy disks we have are being destroyed.

What does this mean? Well, it means that not only are Zip disks dead, but archiving really old media I can’t read anymore is, too. I’m not sure why I was keeping old floppies, exactly; I guess a part of me was hoping that the Intel PowerMac of 2019 would be able to create a virtual floppy drive (“flippy”?) in its holographic drive adapter. But considering that isn’t likely, I’ll pass.

Truth be told I’ll be losing a bunch of old pictures, WAV files, and texts from years and years ago. A lot of stuff made it to my current hard drive but, I figure, the stuff that didn’t can go away. It’s time to let it go.

I wonder if I’ll be saying the same thing in 10 years about the DVDs and CDs I burn today.

Posted in Technology

FROM: CrOaKeR
DATE: Friday July 8, 2005 -- 8:58:49 am
I have a tonne of floppys still knocking about. It may be time for them to go soon. Until now I just grabbed random ones to make a boot disk etc. I will still make an effort to go through them to see what the hell i saved back then...



FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday July 8, 2005 -- 10:54:13 am
I used a flippy floppy just last night!



FROM: snaily
DATE: Friday July 8, 2005 -- 12:00:10 pm
i have a mac ibook and a little floppy disk attachment on it that u just plug into the side of the computer. it works for mac and windows floppys so i still use them
btw, i like ur idea of "flippys"



FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday July 8, 2005 -- 1:39:18 pm
Flash drive all the way, baby.



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