Most Popular Articles
Sayonara Floppy Disk
Sign Off, June 2010
In April, Sony said sayonara to floppy, announcing that it would cease production of 1.44MB, 3.5" floppy disks in March 2011. The 1.44MB format disk was introduced in 1981. In 1998, Apple sold the iMac with no floppy drive at all, which raised many eyebrows at the time. In July 1993, Editor Chriss Scherer wrote a Field Report (at right) for Broadcast Engineering on the Fidelipac Dynamax DCR1000, a digital cart machine that used 3.5" floppy disks as carts. It supported standard high-density 2MB and triple density 13MB diskettes. There were several floppy-based cart machines offered at one time. Do you remember these types of machines?
As homage to a once-great storage technology, we've decided to have some floppy fun.
Acceptable Use Policy blog comments powered by Disqus
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Today in Radio History
The history of radio broadcasting extends beyond the work of a few famous inventors.
EAS Information More on EAS
The feed provides feeds for all US states and territories.
Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Use one of ours.
Information from manufacturers and associations about industry news, products, technology and business announcements.
Minneapolis Public Schools upgrades their aging equipment with new Audio over IP technology
Browse Back Issues[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Also in the August Issue
- Trends in Technology: Work Smarter not Harder
- FCC Tees Up Some Late-Summer Business
- What’s “Next” for Radio?
- Field Report: JBL LSR308
- Tech Tips: How To Be in Two Places at Once