Posted by: anything new | October 25, 2010

RIP Floppy Disk

Mashable announced today that Sony will stop the production of floppy disks as of March 2011.

A spokesperson for Sony stated that this is occurring “due to dwindling demand, Sony discontinued European production of 3.5-inch floppy disks in September 2009. The last European sale of a floppy disk took place in March 2010.”

When I first read this I immediately thought, are we seriously that old? What a short life span for the disk. Technology continues to progress at such a lighting fast speed that we no longer have a need for tangible objects. So mind blowing.


Responses

  1. Lauren,

    I had not heard about Sony planning to stop producing floppy disks and really have to agree with you on the thought, are we seriously that old question! I feel ancient for remembering the days when I saved everything on my floppy disk. It’s insane how quickly technology progresses and changes, it really makes the world go around.

    Interesting post!
    -Kristina


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