Throwback Thursday – Colorful Floppy Disk Disposal

colorful floppy disks
Colorful floppy disks

Floppy disks and disk drive

Back in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, I used a Sony Mavica digital camera. My first digital camera. The camera used colorful floppy disks for data storage. Yes, imagine carrying a bag of disks for photo shoots and scenic outings.

Floppy disk disposal project

Fast forward to October 2019 and a over 20 small cases of floppy disks. Disks containing photographs to view and documents read through. The disk reader easily plugs into a free USB port of my computer. I’ll be all set to view hundreds images on hundreds disks. My plan is to set aside one day a month for this project. I’ve had them for years so thankfully it’s not an urgent, must do immediately task.

Retirement, projects, downsizing

Full disclosure as to why I’m attacking this floppy disk project now after 20 years is downsizing for a planned move next year. I especially prefer not to hear any comments from my family when packing begins lol. It also makes perfect sense to discard unnecessary items before packing.


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