"Fifty years ago, IBM introduced the first-ever floppy disk drive, the IBM
23FD, and the first floppy disks. Floppies made punched cards obsolete, and its
successors ruled software distribution for the next 20 years. Here’s a look at
how and why the floppy disk became an icon."
Via Christoph S.
The second-hand Roland EM-25 keyboard I just bought comes with a floppy drive
(in fact that’s what distinguishes it from the cheaper EM-15 model). I don’t
plan to use it though. These days it is possible to buy and install USB “floppy
drive emulators” that can fit into the same space and replace the floppy drive
if the functionality is still needed.
Share and enjoy,
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics