Legacy Technology

I just cleaned a thick layer of dust off my external floppy disk drive at home today. When was the last time I used a floppy disk? I have no idea, but certainly not recently.

It’s strange how technologies quietly slip into the past like that, forgotten — until that time in the future when you want to get something off an old floppy disk, only to discover that you have absolutely no way of reading it any more and you may as well drop all the disks into a landfill somewhere.

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