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  • i still have some, but i bet already there are plenty of people who dont know of them.
  • Some people will never forget them. People like me who first programmed using 80 column punch cards.
  • I still have em, even though my new computer doesn't take floppy anymore. I know for certain the children born in the 2000s will only vaguely remember them, if at all.
  • Oh, man, do I ever! An the first computer I worked on was bigger than a refrigerator. I'm willing to bet that if you ask anyone under the age of 20 (maybe even 25) what a floppy disk is they won't be able to tell you
  • Everyone born after CD's are not going to remember them, that's my opinion, they never interested me though, they never worked for me and didn't have much space on them.
  • yes and give it about 60 yrs before NOBODY does, give it about 10-15 before most young people are like "Huh?"
  • I use them all the time because I use at work a Sony Mavica FD91 that works with floppies. It is such a great camera that I hope it will still work years from now.
  • I remember in elementary school I always liked to say I had floppy disks and a two and a half inch floppy.... ;)
  • I almost thought this was an adult content question. Until I looked at my box of floppies and realized it was a computer question.
  • We still use them at my office to transfer information from one computer to another.
  • I still have some, and I still have an old Panasonic camera that uses them.
  • Sure I remember them - 8", 5 1/4", 3 1/2", single density, double density, high density, single side, double side... cut a second notch in a single side disk to allow it to work (as a separate disk) on other side... I also remember using magnetic tape (40 MB on a 10" reel of 1" wide tape), punched cards, paper tape, and modified audio cassettes. I saw but never tried using VHS as a backup medium. Does anyone else remember storage tubes, mercury delay lines, germanium semiconductors, core memory, vacuum tube computers, relay computers... and floppy disks will be remembered a along time, even if in the history of computing course
  • Oh yea. I had an Apple 2c and a Commodore 64:) The old, reliable 1531 Floppy drive. Sounded like a coffee grinder:)
  • I still have a few lying around.
  • I remember them. When I was in school we had computer games, this game called Number Muncher I loved playing, they were on floppy discs you had to stick in there. I got all these high scores, and kept writing the names of the Sailorscouts from Sailormoon as my name lmao, so it was full of Sailor Mars, Jupiter, Venus and so forth, and nobody could beat my score to change the names. :D
  • Quite a while. I just got rid of my old Dell and my grand kids were using it. They used the CD's though. The first Apple III I bought for the State used the real old floppy disk. That was in the early 80's. First computer I ever saw with a memory. It used the 5 inch really floppy floppy.
  • Eh, nobody hardly knows what it is anyway anymore. Everything is laptop. PC's are more up-to-date (or worthless) by the day. I remember floppy disks, but I think they are already as relevant as the eight track.
  • I sure do. They were truly floppy. Almost paper thin, too.
  • I remember those!!!
  • Yea my brother used to have heaps of floppy disks with games, i loved them :D
  • We're already in the age where people think my cd player is 'old school', I think it can't be too far <.<
  • Ah my nephew is tweleve and he has never heard of it lol :)
  • Floppy disks still have specialized applications where they will linger for quite some time. For example, in my work as a lighting and sound technician for theater productions, all of the programmable light control boards I've used (three different theaters) use floppy disks to back up the programmed light cues. Floppy disks are also easily turned into bootable media. This still isn't true (note word: "easily") for USB flash drives and certainly not for CDs and DVDs. If you need to install, for example, Windows XP on a computer with only a SATA drive, you've going to need a floppy disk and a floppy drive, and may have to go out and buy one to make it work (Linux has no such requirement, as I discovered recently). Floppy disks are still cheap, unlike "business card CDs" which are about the same size, and they hold very little data, a detail not lost on school networks which want to help prevent students from using the school's high-speed Internet access for filesharing purposes. Restrict the students to floppy disks and then you only have to question the students with huge bags of floppy disks.
  • It's happening already, my 13 year old niece has no clue what it is

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