the beginning of the end for floppies
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Thu Apr 29 13:20:14 CDT 2010
> > But, like B&W photographic print paper, it is possible to still find some
> > with enough searching. There don't seem to be any local sources for film
> > for my still and movie cameras, other than 35mm color.
> It's around. Good photo stores still sell it (although there are fewer and
> fewer such stores). There are also plenty of mail-order establishments who
> sell it.
Last time I looked (which wasn't that long ago), 35mm film cameras,. 120
roll film cameras and 5*4" sheet film cameras were still being made new.
And some of them were not exactly cheap. I suspect anybody who'd bought
one of those would expect to still be able to buy the supplies for it :-)
Of course used film can't be errased and re-used, but old floppies often
can. So the situation for floppies may not be all that bad.
> Kodak even announced a new Super-8 movie film earlier this month.
That does suprise me. I can understand people using 16mm and 35mm cine
film for special purposes. And there are craqy enthusiasts who use
standard-8, I guess. But who uses Super 9?
> What annoys me about the floppy disk situation is that floppies remain the
> only really inexpensive and easily reusable medium out there. CD- and
Indeed. They're also the only interchangable storage media I have on most
of my sysstems...
I am seriously wondering how I will transfer large-ish files to other
people in the near future.
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