Jan2007 30

{mosimage}"The time has come to bid farewell to one of the PC's more stalwart friends - the floppy disk.

Computing superstore PC World said it will no longer sell the storage devices, affectionately known as floppies, once existing stock runs out.

The first floppy disk was introduced in 1971 by IBM and heralded as a revolutionary device."

It's been long overdue, to be honest. Apple dropped the floppy in May 1998 and USB keys are the new portable media.

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