Cleaning Out The Basement, Finding Floppies

picturesI spent 7 straight hours today cleaning out the basement. I purged a lot of stuff collecting dust down there, including some old relics from years past.

For example, I found a bunch of old 3 1/2 inch floppy disks. Back in the day, I backed up all my digital pictures on floppies. Today, that almost seems laughable. In an age where 160GB external hard drives go for $50 and flash drives are practically free, the floppy reeks of the 1990s.

The floppy disk may be dead, but it's still the de facto save icon.

Floppy Disks

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Remember the brief shelf life of Jazz & Zip drives?

May 10, 2009 @ 12:26 AM


Omg, those are the exact same ones I have. :O

May 10, 2009 @ 1:32 AM

Mike from Lowville

I have stacks of boxes of those downstairs. I backed up my entire 386, 200 and something megabyte hard drive. Yeah, took me hours to do, all for nothing.

May 10, 2009 @ 9:51 AM


I look at it like this: the itty bitty MicroSD chip that goes into my cellphone holds about 1000 of those things on it.

One of those things can't even hold a single MP3

May 10, 2009 @ 10:49 AM


I found a small stack of maybe 12-15 floppys and some old cd-roms in a keyboard cartoon in my cupboard that I rarely open. This weekend, it goes into the dumpster.

May 10, 2009 @ 10:28 PM

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