Sunday, June 28, 2009

Another format dies


I remember when the iMac was first launched there was a lot made of the fact that it didn't have a drive for a floppy disk.

Industry pundits all proclaimed this a massive mistake. Of course it wasn't as the floppy is now long gone.

Same sort of fuss surrounded the launch of the Macbook Air which had no disc drive.

At the time Apple said it was to help keep the weight down and the profile slim.

Of course critics argued it was a major oversight.

Today comes news that Windows 7 may be sold on a USB stick.

This is apparently in response to the fact that most netbooks don't have a disc drive.

Which obviously means that once again where Apple go others follow.

And that the disk as a format may already be on its last legs.

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