Remember way back in the 1980s when the 3 1/2″ diskette came out? Those little babies could hold a whopping 1.44 mb! Wow! I recall saving up so I could get a 3 1/2″ disk drive on my PC.

Sony has announced that they will cease production of the 3 1/2″ diskette – It’s 15 minutes of fame is up. Even so, 12 million units were sold last year. However,

To put the floppy market in perspective, consider those 12 million disks sold in Japan last year. Together they can hold about 17GB of data, which isn’t even enough to fill a single-sided Blu-ray Disc.

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