Yahoo! News Story - Floppy Disk Becoming Relic of the Past (fwd)

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Mon Sep 20 19:01:07 2004

> On Sun, 19 Sep 2004, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> > Gee, neither of the last two new computers that I purchased had
> > floppy drives (and one of those is about 5 years old now). I'd say
> > this is old news (and the PC world finally catching up with the rest
> > of us). I can't even remember the last time I used a floppy drive.

I am wondering what removeable mass storage you have on your classics...

> I still use them all the time. It's still the quickest and easiest way to
> transfer files (that can fit on them of course).

So do I. You can't get CD-ROM burners for PERQs, HP71s, BBC Micros,
PDP11/45s, and so on. In fact I doubt if my PC would support a CD burner
either (I am sure the data rate of the burner would be far too fast for
my machine...)

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