[xubuntu-users] Am I the only one who still uses floppies?

JMZ florentior at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 01:42:46 UTC 2015


Silly question: am I the only one who still uses floppies (ie. 1.44 MB 
HD 3.5"/90mm)?

I use them to temporarily store shell scripts.  Since scripts are 
usually only a few kilobytes long (if that), floppies are great for 
storing works in progress.  After a week or two I make ongoing archive 
tarball CD backups.  The scripts don't stay on very fragile media like a 
floppy for a long time.

You'll be surprised that floppies are still available.  Here in the 
northeast USA unopened boxes of floppies can be gotten at thrift shops, 
junk stores, dollar stores etc.  Heck, I even found two unopened boxes 
of "Macintosh formatted" floppies.  I don't remember Mac formatted 
floppies even "in the day".  Weird!


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