Floppy

08.29.12
Writer breaks down floppy drive history in detail, recalls the good sectors and the bad
08.29.12

Writer breaks down floppy drive history in detail, recalls the good sectors and the bad

There's been a lot of nostalgia circulating around the PC world in the past year, but there's only...

By J. Fingas,   08.29.12
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01.05.12
Daft Punk's 'Derezzed' finally heard the way it was meant to be -- on five floppy drives
01.05.12

Daft Punk's 'Derezzed' finally heard the way it was meant to be -- on five floppy drives

Love costumed French electronic duos, movies about video games and music made by finding alternat...

By B. Heater,   01.05.12
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06.16.11
IBM turns 100, brags about bench pressing more than companies half its age
06.16.11

IBM turns 100, brags about bench pressing more than companies half its age

IBM is quite possibly the only tech company around that might have genuine difficulty whittling a...

By B. Heater,   06.16.11
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04.03.11
Osborne 1 celebrates its 30th birthday, and that of the portable computing revolution
04.03.11

Osborne 1 celebrates its 30th birthday, and that of the portable computing revolution

On April 3rd, 1981 -- thirty years ago today -- Adam Osborne unveiled the Osborne 1 at the West Coa...

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02.10.11
Phantom of the Floppera (video)
02.10.11

Phantom of the Floppera (video)

This is what happens when you connect a few floppy drives to a PIC18f14k50 microcontroller operated...

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07.20.10
Floppy drive grows legs to avoid spills, still can't avoid extinction
07.20.10

Floppy drive grows legs to avoid spills, still can't avoid extinction

We might one day live in a world where everyday electronics can fend for themselves against househo...

By D. Melanson,   07.20.10
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04.28.10
The floppy disk is dead (and Apple helped kill it)
04.28.10

The floppy disk is dead (and Apple helped kill it)

It was 1998 and Apple had just released the iMac G3. It was a beautiful interesting computer: a sl...

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04.26.10
Sony shutting down Japanese floppy disk sales by March 2011, kills a tech dinosaur
04.26.10

Sony shutting down Japanese floppy disk sales by March 2011, kills a tech dinosaur

Believe it or not, Sony managed to shift 12 million 3.5-inch floppy disks in Japan last year -- pre...

By Vlad Savov,   04.26.10
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04.07.10
Cool ways to reuse an old Mac
04.07.10

Cool ways to reuse an old Mac

Most Mac users will be among the first to tell you that they can be a little overprotective about t...

By V. Agreda Jr,   04.07.10
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