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Remembering Floppies

Remembering Floppies

Iconic tech in history floppy disk invented in 1967 by an IBM engineer, It became so iconic, it literally became an icon! The save icon :)

The first drives were as big as half an A4 paper and made from flexible "Floppy" plastic. What do cassette tapes and floppy disks have in common? both use the same plastic magnetic strip to store data.

This is what a floppy's strip looks like. They also have a 'Lock tab' to prevent accidental overwrites. In the 90s, it was the portable storage device for school, work and even games with just 1.44MB of space. Today 1 smartphone = 11,000 floppy disks in storage capacity.