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Sony to stop making floppy disks

A little off topic here, but a passage those of us in geekdom will want to note: Sony is going to stop making 3.5 inch floppy disks next year. The ubiquitous disks (mailed out seemingly dozens of times per household from AOL) went into production 30 years ago, back when they represented a major uptick in storage and convenience. Crunchgear reports that demand for the discs peaked 15 years ago, but Sony kept pressing on. Hitachi and Mitsubishi stopped making floppies last year.

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