History of Computers – When Floppy Disks Actually Flopped

By | March 15, 2017

With the advent of early computers as far as the 80’s and beginning of 90’s, floppy disks were popular to store data. Everyone who handled computers also had access to these floppy disks. But technology advances all the time and it was time for floppy disks to flop. What did people prefer instead? Read on to find out.

Floppy disks could only store KB’s of data. But peoples’ demand for storing data was catapulting higher and higher. And CDROM disks were born. They could store several mega bytes of data.

Now CD’s are also getting obsolete. It is the era of GB’s of data in flash drives and terabytes of data in portable hard disks.

So how did floppy disks which were once in great demand and popular become outdated? One reason I mentioned earlier is their much less storage capacity. The other reason is people no more found them enticing. CD’s, flash drives and portable hard disks seemed more promising and sophisticated.

I myself don’t like using CD’s any more. I only download whatever I need from the vast resource of internet and if I have any data to store, I use flash drives.

So the trend was floppy disks, CDROM disks, flash drives and portable hard disks and yes in that order. What’s next? What have the great Tech guys out there have in mind? I am curious, really curious.

Surely, something more attractive and user-friendly with three-in-one facilities will turn up. For example, they can be connected to digital camera, laptops or computer and cell phones with the same size and design. Now that would be interesting. One gadget being able to do all three would be great. I am in anticipation of that day.

Summing up, this article’s focus was not actually on the history of computers but that of the accessories that can be connected to them. I hope you found value in what I portrayed here.

Years ago there were no computers – not to talk of floppy disks, CD’s, flash drives and portable hard disks. But life still carried on. And people were simple and happy. But with the advent of these in modern life, the world has shrunk a lot but even then people don’t feel satisfied and content with what they have. They have a strong urge to get more of these gadgets but in reality you don’t need to be gadget obsessed and hoard in your home everything out there available in the market. You can still be purely happy and enjoy life without possessing all of them.

Source by Rosina S Khan

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