pining for floppies
Question : I just got a new PC, but I
notice it has no floppy drive. How can I use my old diskettes?
Apple Computer was the first major company to eliminate the
3.5-inch floppy drive from its machines, in the late 1990's,
when it decided that a measly 1.44 megabytes of storage was not
enough for anything anymore. Recordable compact discs and
inexpensive U.S.B. flash drives have replaced diskettes as
common forms of portable file storage media, and they can hold
far more data.
Nonetheless, if you want to use diskettes with your new PC,
an external floppy drive should take care of things. These
drives typically connect to the computer's U.S.B. port, and can
be found for about $40 in computer stores and at Web sites like
PC Mall (www.pcmall.com).