Bury It: The 3.5" Floppy Disk Is Officially Dead. Wait -- It Wasn't Dead Five Years Ago?

April 28, 2010


Technology, you know? It comes and goes so quick. One minute I'm stuffing 5¼" floppies into a Commodore 1541 disk drive to play Bounty Bob, the next I'm carrying around a lifetime of music on a stick smaller than the Naked Wizard's penis. Kidding! It's actually bigger, but still. Anyway, it's time to say goodbye to 3.5-inches of floppiness.

Well, whether you're still using them, simply have "fond" memories of how you used to need a dozen of them to install a program, or you're scratching your head and have no idea what the heck a floppy disk is, it's time to say goodbye. Sony is officially putting the 3.5-inch floppy disk it introduced back in 1981 to rest next year, marking 30 years of the floppy as a format. Come March, 2011, the company won't be producing them anymore.

*sniffle* Sorry, I'm just a little choked up right now. So many fond memories. Like installing installing games. Monkey Island, Indiana Jones, Return to Zork, Willy Beamish, Loom, Space Quest, King's Quest and the original Warcraft just to name a few. And who could forget the first time they ever used a command prompt to PKUNZIP a floppy full of naked lady pictures a friend gave them at school? I won't. I was so damn proud of myself. I remember opening that first picture and BAM! full-screen penis. Rest in peace lil' floppy, rest in peace.

It's finally time to say farewell to the 3.5" floppy disk [dvice]

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