You can start saying goodbye to the very old-school floppy disks that cheered up your days during the 90’s. One of the biggest computer related stores – PC World – said that it will no longer sell the storage devices, affectionately known as floppies, once existing stock runs out.
I remember using the floppy disks a lot when I started using computers, like:
- saving word documents full of crap
- playing games – installing the games was so easier at that time, some even had more than 1 floppy disk as installation drives
- installing windows 95 using 20 (or more) floppy disks
I don’t know many people that still use floppies at this time, at least in developed countries, but I bet that in African countries and other less-developed places that is still the way to go. Sadly, the popular disk can only store 1.44megabytes of data which is nothing at this time of the century, I can’t imagine the patience some people have to use it…
The sound of a computer’s floppy disk drive will be as closely associated with 20th Century computing as the sound of a computer dialing into the internet.