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The “Floppy Organ” Is An Instrument Made Out Of 49 Floppy Disk Drives

Just because technology is obsolete in one way doesn’t mean it can’t still be put to use in another. Proving that point is a group of German designers who have resurrected floppy disks from the box of irrelevant computer technology, using 49 of them to create sweet digital music on an instrument called the “Floppy Orgel.” Which yes, translates to “Floppy Organ” in English. [More]

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Lost Andy Warhol Computer Art Found 30 Years Later, Languishing On Floppy Disks

What’s the point of art if it’s just sitting in a wasteland of obsolescence, spending 30 years languishing on dusty floppy disks? Luckily for fans of Andy Warhol, a set of images, doodles and photos made by the artist on a Commodore Amiga computer 30 years ago will is now seeing the light of day in a technological era. [More]

40 Ways People Still Use Floppy Disks

40 Ways People Still Use Floppy Disks

The BBC put out a call to see who still uses floppy disks and got over 1,000 responses. They picked the best 40 and we’ve picked 3 of our favorites. [More]

Sony Kills The Floppy Disk

Sony Kills The Floppy Disk

Citing “dwindling demand,” Sony announced it’s terminating the floppy disk for good. It has already stopped selling the 3.5 inch disks in most areas, and will stop selling them in Japan in March 2011. I have fond memories of copying shareware games to play on my Mom’s Macintosh Plus in the 80’s. Ah, those were more naive times. Share your floppy disk reminisces in the comments. [More]