Floppy Disks Informative - In Memoriam - Floppy Disks
It is my sad duty to report the demise of the floppy disk. The last manufacturer, located in Europe, has decided to cease production of floppy disks.
The first floppies appeared in 1971 as a 5-1/2" disk. A few years later came the more popular and better known 3-1/2" hard shell disk. With advent of the CD-ROM the floppy slowly began to lose it's majority standing as a storage media. Most PC manufacturers began leaving out the floppy drives about 4 years ago. The popularity of the CD, DVD and flash drives drove the need for a floppy disk into obscurity.
The floppy goes back to the era when the World Wide Web was still mostly a dream and the sounds of a PC dialing to get online was common place.
No funeral is planned but owners of the old faithful disks are asked to copy the data on to other media as a way to preserve an old files and a bygone way of life.