Friday, January 11th, 2013

Day 11: It's hard to fathom that a semester's worth of projects could fit on a 1 MB floppy disk back in the 1990s.


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hawkwolf
Bill in the 1990s storage of 1 MB on a disk this size was considered to be a great advance because its predecessor had been 8.5" disks with much less storage capacity and much less data sophistication due to soft ware limitations.
BeanCounter37   Friday, January 11, 2013
billpearch
For my first job out of college, I was a graphics specialist at IBM in Oak Brook. My primary responsibilities included developing sales presentations for the Transformation 2000 group (No, Y2K wasn't a trendy term just yet). We would save our work on dozens of 3.5" floppy disks. I still amazed how quickly those became obsolete. Still, that's the standard symbol for save in all software.
Bill Pearch   Friday, January 11, 2013
hawkwolf
The disk is a cute and easily reconized icon; thereby, making it easy for people to recognize in going from one piece of software to another. The save disk is very much like the trash can used for dumping data.
BeanCounter37   Saturday, January 12, 2013
billpearch
It's almost as if websites used a rotary phone symbol for on "contact us" pages.
Bill Pearch   Saturday, January 12, 2013
girlcarew
hahahaha.
girlcarew   Thursday, January 24, 2013
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