the beginning of the end for floppies

Andrew Burton aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Apr 29 16:19:05 CDT 2010


Perhaps someone (no I'm *not* volunteering!) should look in to documenting
how floppy discs are made? I have a general idea, but how they actually make
and coat the media should be preserved for future generations now, before it
gets forgotten. For example, how do they attach the metal slider with that
tiny spring inside?
In 10 (or 20) years that sort of information would probably be lost or very
hard to find.


Regards,
Andrew B
aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kieron Wilkinson" <lists at softpres.org>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
<cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 9:04 PM
Subject: Re: the beginning of the end for floppies


>
> I assume these guys are still in business, and they seem to still
> produce 3.5, 5.25 and 8" floppies.
> http://www.athana.com/html/diskette.html
>
> I've not ordered from them, so that is not a personal recommendation,
> but I guess there will be demand for a good while yet.
>
>
>
> On 28 Apr 2010, at 07:48, Teo Zenios wrote:
>
> > There should be plenty around (unused) for people who still need
> > them for a decade if not more.
> >
> > When were 5.25" DD disks discontinued? You can still find them cheap
> > on ebay from time to time.
> >
> > I have never used a 8" floppy disk but they are still available.
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "joe lobocki" <jlobocki at gmail.com>
> > To: <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 7:00 AM
> > Subject: the beginning of the end for floppies
> >
> >
> >> Well, as of yesterday, Sony is planning to stop production of
> >> floppy disks.
> >> Apparently, other companies will still make them, but I'm sure its
> >> only a
> >> matter of time....
> >>
http://www.crn.com/storage/224600457;jsessionid=GTMHM30DE1HQBQE1GHPCKH4ATMY32JVN
> >
>




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