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I Remember Floppy Disks

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    I Remember When "Floppy Disks" Where Actually Floppy - It's been so long I do not remember the models of the computers that used them nor whether the first ones I used were the the...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 3 Responses Jul 4, 2013

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    When Floppy Was Really Floppy -   My first computer that I purchased had a 5 1/4" High Density Drive.  I've used at home or on the job 8". 5 1/4", and 3.5" Floppies.  I used the...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 1, 2012

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    I Remember When They Were Floppy - I don't mean the small hard plastic 1.4MB discs, my first computer used the 5.5inch discs that were about as flexible as an envelope. the...
    truthaddict truthaddict 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    8 - 5 1/4 - 3 1/2 And Smaller - I remember the 8" floppy disks they were the first ones that I heard of. First ones I actually used were the 5 1/4" disks. I used those with my...
    Maagrath Maagrath 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 11, 2012

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    I "Remember Floppy Disks"... - "remember"?!?!?!   OMG I feel old!   It feels like yesterday that i used those every day... OMG :o
    naranja naranja 22-25, F 5 Responses May 12, 2009

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    Flippy Floppy -   I used them for years and just until I bought a new computer 6 months ago, I didn’t know that the new computers no longer had the drives for them...
    depressedmommy depressedmommy 22-25, F Mar 7, 2009

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    An Absolute Marvel Of Science - In 1990 i was sitting at a desk in the Unicom Radio Tower at a small Fixed based Operator, or airport that i had been working at for a while. I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    So Long Ago - i remember when floppy disks were extremely popular and they were used for everything. They later were extremely outdated and useless.
    TwitchyTwitch TwitchyTwitch 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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    Too Young? - I'm only 19 and I remember floppy disks (the actual floppy ones and the hard ones)! When I was a kid we had some but I'm not too sure what they were for. I think...
    Elilaa Elilaa 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2009

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    I'm a Dinosaur - When I found this group I felt really old because most of the stories refer to 3½-inch disks while I remember before that when my first computer ...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 10 Responses Jun 19, 2009

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    Floppy Disks - Although I didn't get the internet until age 15, I had used windows 95 on a home PC.  Then soon windows 98. I've used floppy disks.  I still have...
    MeisterWolf MeisterWolf 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    Vintage - Wow, floppy disks. Yeah, I remember using them when I first started high school. I remember how they were this awesome new technology and how they were supposed to hold...
    lacedup77 lacedup77 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 23, 2012

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    When I was 9 I guarded my floppy disk with my life, it contained my warrior princess novel and I felt like so pro every time I slotted it into the computer to work on it
    Tinuviel46 Tinuviel46 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 20

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    I Still Use Them - Not only do I remember floppies, I still use them.  I have an old computer that I stick them into.  I just haven't gotten around to putting the things...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2009

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    I Remember The Big "floppy" Discs - The first computers I worked with at work had only the big "Floppy" disk drives but buy the time I bought my first computer it had 2 drives one...
    titanis titanis 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    yep, i do! - In fact, I still have my old floppy disks! I remember the old ones, the huge black ones, that were really floppy. Though, I only had programs on them, for a very...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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    Way Back When - I had an old Epson Equity built in 1987 and it used the 5.25" floppy disks that were indeed truly floppy, unlike the smaller 3.5" many people know.
    hadakarei hadakarei 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2009

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    In College - I was still using them in college in 2007.  My professor thought I was so outdated for not using flash drives so that's when I made the switch.
    Sncats Sncats 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2009

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    I Didn't Know ... - remembering floppy disks makes me ancient!!
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 15 Responses Apr 4, 2009

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    Hazy. - I was born when floppy disks were on the way out, and CD's were on the way in. By the time I was 8, floppy disks were long gone and biting dust. So my memory of them is...
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold 18-21, M Feb 13, 2012

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    *when I Was A Lad...* - My entry into computing came before 'Floppy disks' - folks used tape decks to store their information. When floppy disks came onto the market, they really...
    HiOnHeels HiOnHeels 26-30, T 2 Responses Mar 1, 2012

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    Lol - I remember typing papers for elementary school and junior high on these and having to take them to the library to print cuz we didn't have a printer.  Funny.
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2009

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    I Didn't Realise I "remember" Them - I needed to print something from floopy but I don't have a printer so I went to the city to look for a place when it can be printed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 23, 2009

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    More Than That! - Hey, I have been around so long, not only do I remember floppy disks, not those hard plastic 3-1/2 inchers, but I remember the 5-1/4, and the 8"(?) before that...
    Longrun Longrun 46-50, M 7 Responses Aug 20, 2010

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    Hell - I Remember the Really Old Floppy - Remember the really really floppy disk? Black? Bigger??  Yeah - I used those too.
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 2009

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    Loved It - I miss floppy disks. I thought they was cool and i would always put something on it just so i can bring it into school..lol loser :)
    Darkfarey Darkfarey 18-21, F Nov 6, 2009

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    Commodore Amiga Anyone? - THIS USED TO BE HOW WE PLAYED VIDEO GAMES!
    Jiemusu Jiemusu 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 8, 2010

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    By The Way... - The icon to this group is wrong. You youngsters may think those hard, 3.5-inchers are floppies, but you're wrong. Those are diskettes. Floppies are about five...
    mononoaware mononoaware 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2012

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    I Still Use Them. - Floppy disks are still good for transferring things from computer to computer in my own house. And because of their size I've lost less floppies than USBs.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 8, 2009

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    "Are you _SURE_ (Y/N)?" - If you remember floppies, you undoubtedly remember -DOS- and how whenever you delete all of something you get asked "Are you sure?". When I was a kid...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 4 Responses May 12, 2009

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    I Do -     i remember floppy disks . my favorite game on floppies were oragon trail . but i am so glad we have flash sticks now . so much better .
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    I Do - At least, well enough to know that the group logo is not a picture of either the 8-inch or 5 1/4-inch floppy disks, but of the 3 1/2 inch hard case diskettes that replaced...
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M May 13, 2009

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    When I was in primary school, the floppy I used for IT had a picture of the Tasmanian Devil on it (:
    colourmegeek colourmegeek 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Boy, Do I... - Those things were evil. They were always getting erased so easily! I had a camera in high school that used floppy disks. Can you believe it was over $200 at that...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2010

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    I Decided My Comment To The Last Poster Should Be Her Own Story.... - I ran a BBS off a computer with only 3 floppy disks and a RAM disk at night on my parents phone line and was...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 1 Response Aug 21, 2010

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    Floppy Disks Are Still Being Used - I was young when Flopp Disks were still popular. I remember using a couple of them at school, but then junk dives started to come out. At the...
    Jinxx13 Jinxx13 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2012

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    Wizardry! - I remember playing wizardry as a youngster and it had almost no color and the graphics were real sloppy. If kids today came across a game like that they would call...
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2009

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    Wow, This Group Has Been Great! - My memory isn't the greatest after having a couple strokes back in 2000. I don't think about my past much as it never crosses my mind. This group...
    MarkRomeo MarkRomeo 61-65, M Sep 17, 2012

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    More Vividly Than Most! - My brother still uses them. He's been given two memory sticks,but old habits die harder in some than in others...
    notdarcy notdarcy 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 15, 2009

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    I Remember Those - In my high school compuer class the computers had 51/4 floppys and some had cassette drives.  We also had a teletype printer and card readers.  Boy...
    daydreamer109 daydreamer109 46-50, M Oct 16, 2010

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    I Doooo - I remember these days when I gather with my brother and my friends to play games on 5.25" and 3.5" disks ,skyroads , Aladdin, prince and a lot more , I remember that I...
    soul2soul87 soul2soul87 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 8, 2010

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    I Kid You Not... - In my first job I worked for a company that served a type of industry that tended to be "less computer literate" than average, and their support department...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 2 Responses May 12, 2009

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    Dvd Lord Remembers Floppy Disks! - Hello this is DVD LORD(SKUNK) here I remember Floppy Disks back when I was learning computer back in 1986 we used Floppy Disks back the Computers...
    DVDLORD DVDLORD 41-45, M Apr 29, 2011

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    I Wear a "D Long" - They used to be my grandma's but I think I have a pair of my own now.
    Myonis108 Myonis108 56-60, F 5 Responses May 12, 2009

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    I don't know why, but recently, my mind has been drifting away A LOT thinking about my childhood. Sometimes it scares me, because I seem to remember certain moments too very well...
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    The odd thing about this is, is that I can remember being in the womb and my Mom sitting on a rocker saying she was exausted and I was feeling the same way. Really exhausted...
    imteresa imteresa 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I remember when "thongs" referred to those sandals you wore at the beach (now called flip-flops) I remember when "straight" meant either "not on drugs" or referred to a released...
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    It's weird, I thought I was the only one. It's crazy how other people remember being born like I did. Anyways, I remember there was this bright *** light and I can remember crying...
    joemasgold joemasgold 13-15, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I remember being born in the 14th century. At first I thought it was just an obsession with the medieval period but the more I looked at peasants clothes and the Middle Ages the...
    xxdellaxx xxdellaxx 18-21 2 Responses Mar 21

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