Wednesday, April 6, 2016

You're Probably Around My Age If...

...you've ever used one of these:

By George Chernilevsky (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The good old floppy disk. Once upon a time we thought this was a great invention, and I suppose it was during that period. How far we've come since then!

Have you ever used one of these?

44 comments:

  1. i don't know your age dear but i am forty five now,i never used it but here in my country such inventions reach quite later then your land so may be my son have used it as he is 23 years old and using the computer since he was six ,have a blessed lovely day

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    1. I'm six years older than you, Baili! I turned 51 in February. That is a very interesting point that you make about things arriving later in your country.

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    1. Oh yeah, I did, too. We are showing our age, Debra! LOL...

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  3. All of a sudden I am feeling old..YES, I used those. Sadly, I have used a number of things that young people wouldn't even recognize such as Transistor radios, slide rules, dial telephones.

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    1. I know what you mean, Cheryl! There are so many things today's youngsters have never seen.

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  4. I have used these :) Many a time. We even found one in our file cabinet when we were going through it before our recent move. I used to have to back up my work on it for the medical reports I typed. Definitely an oldie but goodie memory!

    betty

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    1. Indeed, Betty! So many memories of using these storage devices.

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  5. Oh yes, know those old floppy disks well. Use to have file boxes of them. Don't even have any reader for them any more. I use to keep a 80 column IBM punch card in my desk just to show my students how computer data use to be stored. Seems new technology moves on every decade or so. Now it is all on the Cloud.

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    1. It's been moving so quickly over the past 20 years!

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  6. I remember them, held a lot less information.
    You can still see them as an icon on the top row of some
    Microsoft spreadsheets and word processors.

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  7. Yup they were out in 1984 . Things have changed , Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  8. I don't understand why they're termed "floppy." I've seen "floppy" - believe me, Martha. And there's nothing floppy about the ole floppy disk.

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  9. We did for a very short time in my very early youth but I'm mostly a CD gal, though I do remember cassette tapes!

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    1. Cassette tapes! Those, too, are a thing of the past.

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  10. Oh yes I did! I was teaching at a high school at the time and thank gawd a few of the students taught me how to use these properly along with the new-fangled computer/Apple2Gs.

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    1. Thank goodness for young people, Jim! They do have things they can teach us :)

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  11. Oh, yes! 1985, and my first semester of grad school. Professor said we had to learn a word processing system. So I went to the Mac Lab, they handed me a disk and a book, and pointed to a Mac. And I had to teach myself. Still love Macs, though I don't have one now.

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    1. For some of us that's how it was. We had to teach ourselves!

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  12. Yes, I remember these . I also was teaching when we got a lb of apple 2 e's. However I predate these disks by 45 years.

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    1. Things change as time goes by. And so many things become obsolete!

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  13. I've used all 3 and likely still have some stored somewhere.

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    1. I'd be surprised if I ran across any in our home, but if I did, it would be because of my husband. I get rid of things regularly but he takes his time!

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  14. Oh yeah....boy do these bring back memories!

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  15. Oh my goodness this takes me back !!!

    Don't times change!
    Sometimes for the better and sometimes not so ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. They certainly do change, Jan! And you are right. Sometimes for the better, sometimes not...

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  16. Oh yes indeed. Can we add dot matrix printers with the perforated sides on the paper, too? -Jenn

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  17. Oh yea. I saved a lot of stuff on those things! Now i have no where to view them.
    Lisa

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    1. You'd need an old system. Hard to find but I'm sure there are some still around.

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  18. I used the small one even in high school. Though I have seen the big ones in person. We were always at least five years behind when it came to computers

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    1. I'm not surprised you used the small ones. They stuck around for awhile.

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  19. I've used them. We actually might have some around the house somewhere still--I think we're keeping them (And our VHS collection) until they become collectors' items!

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    1. And they may very well do so, Bethany! I've seen things from my childhood popping up for sale on places like eBay. And at high prices, too!

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  20. hahaha, these posts are great fun.

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  21. I still have one. We did something in school back in the 80s and I kept the disk it's on. Suppose I didn't think anything about technology changing.

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