The floppy disk is dead

It may well just be PR fluff each time a product is axed from Dixons et al but, like the video recorder and CRT telly before it, let us now mourn the

It may well just be PR fluff each time a product is axed from Dixons et al but, like the video recorder and CRT telly before it, let us now mourn the loss of the long moribund but now dead floppy disk.Once a luxury feature on laptops, we cooed when it shrunk from 5.25 to 3.5in, gasped when it doubled in capacity to a whopping 1.44MB, and cried when any new software arrived on 20 of the blighters for installation.Heck, Sony even used these as a viable memory format for digital cameras for a while. Now we'd be lucky to fit a single image on one.And so it is that PC World says it's no longer going to replenish its stock of our not so flexible floppy friends when they run out.Farewell floppy disk, we'll miss you. Like a hole in the head.

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