Apr 302010

Sony announced today that as of March, 2011, they will no longer produce 3-1/2 inch floppy disks.  I seriously cannot remember the last time I used a floppy disk.  I seem to recall people here and there trying to give me a document on one a couple of times over the last four or five years, and I always remember looking at them with bewilderment.  I’m not going to miss it, that’s for sure.  I wonder if I even have one in a box in the house anywhere.  Attic?  Garage???  Good riddance.

By the way, is it just me, or does Windows decide on its own when it wants USB devices and slots to be 2.0 or 1.1?  About half the time when I stick my thumb drive in, I get the friendly Windows “suggestion” that my device could perform faster if I plugged it into a 2.0 slot.  **Sigh.**

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