If you’ve been following Victoria’s rather brilliant posts about media, you’ll be sad (or perhaps glad) to hear that the demise of the floppy draws ever closer now that Sony are discontinuing floppy disks. I suspect everyone has a story to tell that involves a floppy disk, the fear, the shear agony of that lost essay, the relief at the kindness of the geek who saved the file. These stories will become a thing of the past.
To balance this bad news, I also wanted to flag up the Vintage Computer Festival up the road at Bletchley Park. Lets hope they raise a glass to deprecated storage devices and their tales!