Journal: News & Comment

Tuesday, August 13, 2002
# 2:13:00 PM:

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End of an era

Today I glanced at a stack of my wife's work papers, and noticed a floppy disk. But my brain didn't know what it was off-hand. "What is that?" it wondered. "A big SmartMedia card or something?"

I remember when I first used a floppy disk, back around 1980, when they really were floppy, and about the size of a 78 RPM record. But I can't recall when I last used one, even though every computer in my house still supports them. I move files over our network, or on my USB keychain, or just e-mail something to myself downstairs sometimes.


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