Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Mystery of the mega-selling floppy disk
millions of floppy disks are sold in Europe every year. For real. I thought those relics from my childhood suffered a natural death in the '90s...apparently not. Only a few days ago did Sony announce that it will stop all sales of the 3.5inch floppy disks in Japan by March 2011. That means that floppy disks have been around all along, existing with the 2 TB HDDs. Who are these people still buying them and why? BBC suggested a few possible candidates - English National Opera, developing countries with second-hand computers, etc but concluded those wouldn't account for the millions of sales. If you have any ideas, please let me know!
Posted by Peishan at 23:55