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

From: John Foust <>
Date: Tue Sep 21 03:41:34 2004

At 04:50 PM 9/20/2004, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>> Compared to a USB memory stick? Unless I want to keep or do repeated
>> transafers over time, I have lamost stopped using CD-R's completely.
>I don't invest in any of that fancy new-fangled equipment. I use whatever
>I already have or what's given to me. That usually means stuff that's 3-7
>generations behind whatever is current today.

But USB sticks are getting cheap enough that they've become
promotional gimmick give-aways. I've never bought one, but now
I have several I got this way. recently had 128M USB
for $11 with a $10 rebate, so $1 AR: see .

I'm with you, though - I tend to use a floppy or burn a CD-R because I
know they'll work and I don't need to think twice about whether there's
an available USB port and whether that computer's OS handles it.

Hmm. Come to think of it, does anyone make a CompactFlash
to USB adapter that would let us use all these cheap CF cards
as USB disks?

- John
Received on Tue Sep 21 2004 - 03:41:34 BST

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