Good Bye Floppy Disks!
Sony, the company who introduced their 1st 3.5 inch floppy disk back in 1981 will stop its production come next year. Company said it is terminating the production because of the lack of demand. Sony has already stopped shipping floppy disk internationally and March 2011 it will stop it domestically (Japan) as well. All other major floppy disk manufacturers have already stopped manufacturing it for some time now. Apparently Sony still sold as high as 8.5 miilion floppy disks in Japan last year! This marks the end of one the very 1st widely adopted data storage disks used in Personal Computers. It was all started some 12 years ago when the 1st iMac (Hello again!) was famously shipped with out a floppy disk drive.
I still have memories of running around on my bicycle with floppy disk filled with Dave and Mario and Prince of Persia back in the 90’s ! Goodbye Floppy !