Is This the Golden Age of Storage?

Don't cry for the 3.5-inch floppy disk. Today's alternatives are much better.

Some time ago I predicted the demise of the 3.5 inch floppy disk. Now others seem to have gotten on the bandwagon and are declaring 3.5-inch floppy disks and drives obsolete. I know many of us still have old 3.5-inch floppy disks lying around, but by now I hope youve followed my advice and transferred all of that data onto a hard drive. Now we just have to figure out what to do with all those pocket-sized disks.

Perhaps some of you are already starting to feel nostalgic for the venerable drive and disk. Not me. From my perspective, were entering the golden age of personal storage. There are now innumerable ways to store and travel with mounds of data. Documents and files that once would have taken hundreds of 3.5-inch floppy disks now fit on a single flash or thumb drive.

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