Friday, August 18, 2006

My Old 4". [Do you Remember?]

Do you remember this old, unreliable, fragile little thing?

"A floppy disk is a data storage device that is composed of a disk of thin, flexible ("floppy") magnetic storage medium encased in a square or rectangular plastic shell. Floppy disks are read and written by a floppy disk drive or FDD, the latter initialism not to be confused with "fixed disk drive", which is an old IBM term for a hard disk drive."


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10 Comments:

At 2:31 AM, Blogger no noise said...

moving between politics and nostagia, cute :)

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger Red said...

Have you ever seen Amateur by Hal Hartley? (Not his best film by a long shot, incidentally; I much prefer Trust) It's got the best dialogue about floppy disks!

Sofia: This is what you call a floppy disk?
Edward: Yeah.
Sofia: But it's square.
Edward: Yeah, yeah I know, but they call them floppy disks.
Sofia: It's not floppy either. It's stiff.

 
At 12:00 PM, Blogger Eve said...

yiiiii..riz2allah! (i hate them btw :p )

 
At 12:35 AM, Blogger Mirvat said...

are we losing it man?

 
At 12:50 AM, Blogger rouba said...

yeeey my antiquated antika pc will still read them and i admit that i still use them..don't tell anyone z!

 
At 1:27 PM, Blogger Mar said...

Yeah and the best thing is when it gets stuck.Then, it couldnt get any better.

 
At 4:37 AM, Blogger Pie said...

I cried when they started selling PCs without floppy drives :-( Even rang up the shop to complain.

 
At 10:36 AM, Blogger Zee said...

you made me laugh RED!!!!
I have a Mac now and all is burned on either CD or DVD.
The next generation of memory devices is already in use ... non mechanical memory sticks.
Forget records, forget CD's - next time you buy a different version of Beethoven's 9th symphony it will be a tiny chip wrapped and sealed into some kind of hard plastic that is hard to open and hard to stuff into your pants.
If you steal it anyway, there will be an other chip included that will set off the alarm.
And the next novelty will be to have a "chip-player" permanently inserted into our skulls ... I like the gold plated version with a sparkling diamond on top ... :)))

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger AM said...

You need to adjust the title to:
'Souvenir Souvenir' lol.

 
At 12:58 AM, Blogger _z. said...

prone to viruses
we couldn't get it near anything magnetic
my celphone used to destroy my files
and it used to ba able to store only 1.4mb

that is crazy... how did we get by and how small were our files!!!

zee... these days are getting near.

 

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