The floppy disk is still kickin’ - The Hustle
March 8, 2023
Once upon a time, before the cloud, flash drives, or CDs were invented to store our files, there was a humble plastic square called a floppy disk.
Released in 1971, the floppy disk (which today’s young’uns might recognize only as the “save” icon) allowed people to transfer data and programs between computers.
… one man holds his ground. Tom Persky runs floppydisk.com from a California warehouse filled with hundreds of thousands of disks.
Welp, we said the word “floppy” too much and now it sounds weird. Here’s why it’s called that, BTW.