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