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

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Fri Sep 24 15:05:19 2004

This happened today:

I work at UC Irvine, new and previous students are giving presentations
on their area of research (1st week of school). A student's turn comes
up, he walks up to the pile of media computers... with a floppy disk.

It turns out that in our entire program (Arts Computation Engineering)
only one computer, an administrator's, has a floppy drive, via which we
transferred the file to the fileserver.

In the entire first year of the program (2003-2004) not one person ever
tried to use a floppy disk. (So-called; a 3.5" 1.44M.)

There you go.
Received on Fri Sep 24 2004 - 15:05:19 BST

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