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Old computer technology: "floppies"

Do you remember DOS? You may remember Windows 95, where you had those 1.44 MB diskettes that you had to use to install software - or you had one of those fancy CD-ROM readers. But if we look a bit further back, before 1984, we were only able to store, read and move data between computers utilizing these good old floppy friends. That's where the term "floppy" comes from.

But when we're talking about the 1.44 MB media, we shouldn't be saying "floppy", we should be saying "diskette". It's a very common mistake.

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Taken on July 12, 2010