Monday, September 28, 2015

Are floppy disks dead?

Are floppy disks dead?  No.  Will they ever die?  Maybe not.

My six years in the U.S. Navy gives me a deep appreciation for the way that the military can preserve a technology far beyond anyone's reasonable expectation.  I served on a ship (USS Long Beach CGN-9) in the '70s that proudly used vacuum tubes, magnetic core memories, Baudot teletypes, vector graphics on storage tubes, mechanical analog computers for missile targeting, and sound-powered phones – all the while calling itself a showcase for advanced technology.  Of course they still have floppies!

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