What Has Your Floppy Disk Done For You Lately
from the not-much dept
My laptop has a floppy drive that is sitting in my desk drawer. I used to bring it with me when I travelled, but one time I forgot it, and it didn’t matter. I don’t bring it anywhere any more. I can’t even remember the last time I swapped out the CD-ROM drive to put the floppy drive in. I can’t even remember where I keep the various flopy disks that I know I own. Without realizing it, I’ve gone well beyond the floppy drive – and it seems almost everyone else has give up on it as well. Only about 10% of computer users still store stuff on floppy disks. These days, there’s almost no reason to use one. However, most computer companies (with the notable exception of Apple machines) still feel the need to include floppy drives on every computer sold. It’s a sort of security blanket.