TRS-80 Model 1 (was: Arty computers (was: Re: PDP-11/70 inYates
wdonzelli at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 11:24:23 CST 2007
> You know, I saw that story too and the numbers are interesting - 2 billion
> floppies sold worldwide in 1998 versus 700 million in 2006. It then goes on to
> say that demand has fallen by two thirds, which at least gives us an idea of
> whose concept of billion they're using :-)
> But the point is, a 2/3 drop in demand over 8 years seems like not that much
> at all for something that we're constantly told is useless / ancient /
> obsolete / no longer needed!
I would bet the profit margin on floppies was always so slim that a
drop like this probably is bad news to the floppy makers.
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