Sony To Stop Manufacturing Floppy Discs After 30 Years

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Floppy go bye bye!

Remember Floppy discs? In case you haven’t noticed (like I didn’t), Sony is actually still making and selling those discs. But soon it’s time to say goodbye, as the company now said [JP] it will stop production in March next year. Sony rolled out the world’s first 3.5-inch floppy disc back in 1981. And believe it or not, even in 2008, the company could still sell 8.5 million units in Japan alone.

Not too surprisingly, Sony cites rapidly plunging demand as the reason (demand apparently peaked in 1995 and has shrunk more than 90% since)…

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Bringing Back The Floppy For The 21st Century


Bringing back the floppy

You remember the floppy disk, I’m sure. A once-useful storage device with a drive built into every computer, it could hold just over 1MB of data, which is basically nothing nowadays. That’s why you never see them anymore. But come on, you’ve got to admit that you have a soft spot in your heart for the resilient little things.

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