Sony Says Sayonara to the Floppy Disk

We thought the plug had already been pulled on the floppy disk. The reports of its demise were apparently premature. Sony has announced plans to stop selling floppy disks in Japan by March 2011. Tech journalist Adrian Kingsley-Hughes confesses

Personally, I’ve not used a floppy disk in years. I still have loads around the place, along with working drives, and I plan to keep them “just in case” I need them, but with each passing year, the layer of dust on top of them grows ever thicker. OK, alright, I admit that I pick one up occasionally just to flick the metal shutter a few times, but that’s it!