Going the way of the floppy disc ...

The floppy disc is a redundant technology; some souls still hold on for dear life, expecting miracles from this 1.44 megabytes of storage possibilities. Why, I really do not know, being able to store that minute of mp3, may hold some importance somewhere.

Most computers no longer come shipped with floppy drives. It is a pointless cost for a device offering storage a millionth the size of a typical hard drive.

So, what is going to happen the the flash drive (aka memory stick).


I found this one (above) in the garage today, after a much needed tidy up. Its 4gig, nothing special yet I cannot recall needing to use one in the last year. Now, with cloud based services, drop box and google drive. The transfer of large volumes of data relies on the interweb and automation rather than a data device in my pocket.

Solid state media has become the stuff of larger scale storage and I know that this device, popular for over ten years will linger for a long time yet.





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