FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend for October 21, 2009


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    SaintRCat  over 11 years ago

    …What? Either I missed a really low-brow joke, or I forgot that this is before flash drives apparently.

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    TheSoundDefense  over 11 years ago

    This was a lot funnier back in the day when floppies were actually relevant. I now enjoy it for a totally different reason.

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    611Kwel  over 11 years ago

    Thankfully we have moved beyond floppy disks. Flash drives are much more convenient and hold much more data. I still run into the occasional person who still puts everything onto a cd, or worse a zip drive.

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 11 years ago

    I remember the iMacs, those computer monitors that came in many wonderful colors. Aw, good times, great memories.

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    pschearer Premium Member over 11 years ago

    I’m a PC, and sometimes I wonder what treasures are hidden in my pile of unreadable 5-1/4-inch floppies. You know, the ones that would actually bend?

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    ninmas  over 11 years ago

    i can smell sarcasm in peter’s tone.

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    cleokaya  over 11 years ago

    sounds like a great pick up line.

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    rayannina  over 11 years ago

    I’m up for anything that slams Apple. I even cheer when the DroidDoes commercials come on.

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    mcalisi  over 11 years ago

    …and if you want to know something really scary, the airplane that I fly (designed in 2001, built in 2005) actually uses a 3.5” floppy drive to update its navigational database.

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    Ushindi Premium Member over 11 years ago

    I still have a bunch of floppies with all sorts of small programs on them - had to buy a separate USB floppy drive for them, but just hate to give them up. Floppy drives disappeared, and then parallel ports went away, poor things - there’s no pity in the technical world. Also had to buy a parallel to USB adapter in order to keep my IBM Network printer. Now my floppy drive sits next to my 1TB external HD. “Then and now”.

    (This is starting to read like a JAD comment - I’ll quit now.)

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    thestargazer1682  over 11 years ago

    “I will crash the program you use in school; and any files you’ve saved from it, will be incompatible with any other computer!”

    -True story

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    William LoGreco Premium Member over 11 years ago

    I still have (and use) my iMac. I have a rarely used matching usb floppy drive that sits in a box beneath the desk. I almost forgot about floppy disks.

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    RavennaAl  over 11 years ago

    Well, there you have the difference between man and machine. A computer starts off with a floppy disc, and as time goes by you end up with a hard drive. Man starts off with a hard drive, and as time goes by, it turns into a floppy disc.

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    chinook2  over 11 years ago

    oh WOW… I didn’t use mac until floppy drives were long gone… I never actually used them on my windows xp before that… say, what happened to “iFruit”? I liked them exxagerating the “fun” of mac with a fruit shaped computer.

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    mrprongs  over 11 years ago

    It looks like a football helmet from a cubist phase.

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    Rakkav  over 11 years ago

    It took me long enough, but I’ve finally purchased my own archives of 3.5” floppies into obsolescence. My two (2) laptops have USB ports, and I have several flash drives (plus USB-compatible hard drives), and a CD/DVD burner, but no place for non-floppy floppies.

    As soneone once warned me, once you get on this particular treadmill you don’t dare step off.

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    fishbulb239  about 9 years ago

    I remember back when the first 5.25" floppy disks came out, and we were amazed at how quick they were and how much data they held – they were a huge step up from storing data on cassette tapes. There’s been an advance or two since then.

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    Bedrock206  over 2 years ago

    Nowadays, Macs don’t even have CD drives!

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    SajjaadFarzad  over 2 years ago

    Nope, now no more usb drives, only usb-c…

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