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The death of the floppy

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  • Jeffrey Brace
    Sony stops making floppies: http://mashable.com/2010/04/27/floppy-dead/ Also a floppy retrospective :
    Message 1 of 6 , Oct 25, 2010
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      Sony stops making floppies: http://mashable.com/2010/04/27/floppy-dead/

      Also a floppy retrospective : http://www.flickr.com/photos/jolieodell/galleries/72157623944102530/
    • Andy Meyer
      ... Yeah, Sony stopped producing floppies about 6 months ago. But I m sure we ve all got NOS diskettes of all type squirrelled away for our projects. More
      Message 2 of 6 , Oct 25, 2010
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        On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 12:37 PM, Jeffrey Brace <ark72axow@...> wrote:
        > Sony stops making floppies: http://mashable.com/2010/04/27/floppy-dead/

        Yeah, Sony stopped producing floppies about 6 months ago.
        But I'm sure we've all got NOS diskettes of all type squirrelled away
        for our projects.

        More surprising, Sony has stopped making the Walkman.
        http://www.google.com/search?q=sony+stops+walkman+production

        Andy
      • system@great-escape.tmesis.com
        ... I thought it was a link to a Viagra ad! :P
        Message 3 of 6 , Oct 25, 2010
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          Jeffrey Brace <ark72axow@...> writes:

          >Sony stops making floppies: http://mashable.com/2010/04/27/floppy-dead/

          I thought it was a link to a Viagra ad! :P
        • Jeffrey Brace
          no that would be stiffy dead, or maybe stringy floppy dead ... I thought it was a link to a Viagra ad! :P
          Message 4 of 6 , Oct 25, 2010
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            no that would be stiffy dead, or maybe stringy floppy dead Winking smiley emoticon
             
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            >Sony stops making floppies: http://mashable.com/2010/04/27/floppy-dead/

            I thought it was a link to a Viagra ad! :P

          • Systems Glitch
            After The Next HOPE, Jeff Jonas got me an archive containing the full Walnut Creek CP/M archive. I was able to finally get a copy of the interrupt-driven
            Message 5 of 6 , Oct 25, 2010
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              After The Next HOPE, Jeff Jonas got me an archive containing the full Walnut Creek CP/M archive. I was able to finally get a copy of the interrupt-driven terminal emulator for the Kaypro II I'd been looking for, but was unable to find in the near-complete copies other people have mirrored on the Web. Since today is the 16 year anniversary of the last CD-ROM release (at least, by the dates on the files in the archive), I've created a BitTorrent tracker for it:

              http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5910739

              As far as I know, uploading shareware/freeware without modification is completely legal. I'd have hosted the file on my personal web server, but I don't have the bandwidth allowance for that. Help save a valuable retrocomputing resource while showing that BitTorrent does have legitimate uses!

              Thanks,
              Jonathan
            • Gene Buckle
              ... I ve started the download and I ll leave it to seed for a few days. g. -- Proud owner of F-15C 80-0007 http://www.f15sim.com - The only one of its kind.
              Message 6 of 6 , Oct 25, 2010
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                > http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5910739
                >
                I've started the download and I'll leave it to seed for a few days.

                g.

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