PC World says farewell to floppy

Well, I guess the bell is tolling for the 3 1/4in floppy drive.

Do you still buy them with new computers in your library?

“Computing superstore PC World said it will no longer sell the storage devices, affectionately known as floppies, once existing stock runs out.

New storage systems, coupled with a need to store more than the 1.44 megabytes of data held by a standard floppy, have led to its demise.

Only a tiny percentage of PCs currently sold still have floppy disk drives.”

PC World says farewell to floppy

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