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Electronics Production | April 27, 2010

Floppy-Disk to die a peaceful death

Next year, Japan-based Sony will wave ’good-bye’—or better ‘sayonara’—to the legendary Floppy-Disk.
Yes, you have heard right. Electronics giant Sony will discontinue the production of the floppy disk next year. The amazing thing however is not the fact that they are still being produced by Sony, but the fact that 12 million units were sold in Japan alone last year.

The first were introduced in 1971 by IBM—8’’ wobbly, thin plastic discs. Floppies became smaller and were fitted with a harder outer shell, the newest generation being 3.5’’ in width. But its days were numbered, when people started to back up their data on CDs or USB sticks.
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