Doesn't matter. I'll still use 'em. I need 'em for boot disks when I play around with alternative operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD, and I can't think of a way to update a BIOS without 'em.bturk said:
IMHO, floppies will be with us until there is ONE standard for a replacement. Right now, there's too many removable media options. CD burners are cheap now, but the media is delicate, and burning coasters isn't as transparent as copying data to a floppy. I have a Zip drive, but the disks are expensive; $10 for 92 megs. SyQuest and Castlewood disks never took off. MO, MD, Mini Zip ... the list goes on.Planderella said:The floppy discs will join the ranks with 8-tracks, Betamax, and soon-to-be obsolete VHS tapes and cassettes.
You can easily e-mail anything that would fit on a floppy.TexasPlanner said:I think that's fine, but if I need to bring work home my office is behind in the times and I don't have any other way to transport documents back and forth.