Do you long for the days when software shipped on a bunch of floppy disks? Yeah, me either. But I do have a soft spot in my heart for collecting retro technology and art that celebrates it out of a sense of nostalgia.
A while back, I told you guys about some CD-R disks that look like old 3.5″ floppies. In the story, I said that I’d much rather have a 3.5″ floppy USB drive, and Technabob reader Charles Mangin of Option8 has now indulged us with one.
I remember my first 3.5-inch disk. It was a copy of MacPaint on the original Mac 128k, and it was so amazing compared to the 5.25 and 8-inch floppies of my youth. Eventually, I had boxes and boxes of the little hard-shelled floppies, each one with various and sundry Mac wares (and WareZ) loaded on them, and some cryptic description scrawled on the label.
Next time you’re standing in line at the checkout getting ready to pay for your Pop Tarts and Red Bull, why not pony up your pennies in retro-geek style.
These handmade 3.5-inch floppy coin purses by BraveMoonman (she also makes some awesome felt calculator watches) are perfect for keeping your spare change from rattling around your bag.
Remember the good old 3.5-inch floppy disk? Now remember how annoying it was when you had to install a program that spanned 4 or 5 disks? Well, imagine what life would be like if you had to install today’s bloatware on your computer using floppies.
Feeling retro? If you’ve got a hankering to cram an old 3.5″ floppy disk into your computer, but it has no floppy drive, now you can live out your floppy fantasies by stuffing one into your almost as outdated CD-R drive.