January 22, 1973 the data processing division of the IBM company presents its 3740 equipment with a floppy disk drive.

On this day (January 22), 1973, the data processing division of the IBM company presents its 3740 equipment with a floppy disk drive.
The floppy disk was developed at the IBM Storage Development Center in San Jose, California, in 1967, under the direction of Alan Shugart (1930 ). The first were 8-inch floppy disks.
IBM 3740 Data Entry System was a data entry system that was announced by IBM in 1973. It recorded data on an 8" floppy disk, a new IBM recording medium, for fast, flexible, and efficient data entry for centralized, high-throughput operations or decentralized, remote operations.
This fast and flexible data entry and exit system was a small technological revolution.
The diskette is made up of a thin circular sheet (disc) of magnetizable and flexible material (hence its name), enclosed in a plastic cover, square or rectangular, which was used in the computer, for example: for boot disk, to transfer data and information from one computer to another, or simply to store and safeguard files.
This type of storage media is vulnerable to dirt and external magnetic fields, so it stops working over time or due to wear and tear. Since 2010 it has been considered an obsolete medium not only because of its low durability but also because of its low storage capacity.
The floppy disk was surpassed by the Compact Disc and the USB, although they are still very useful as boot disks in case of failures or emergencies in the main operating system.
As a curiosity to mention that the first version of windows 95 needed 15 floppy disks for its installation. Today a modern version of Windows would need more than 3000 floppy disks.
--------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- --
- Dad, what is this?
- oysters! a 3 and a half disk!
- a what?
- also called "Floppy disk" or floppy disk
- how? what?
- it is almost, almost, the previous thing to USB and compact Disc
- But the compact disc is very old
- son....
- so your "floppy disc" has to be from before the Plehistocene epoch
- child...
- hahaha, dad, can you imagine using this so impractical?
- son....
- almost, almost, the Egyptians broke stone with this...
- SON!
- what?
- My final year project is on this album...
- uh.... oh.... well...
-so he's not that old...
- well... I... I'm leaving...
- because I'm still young...
- I'm leaving...
- I'm young!
- ...I'm gone...
- YOUNG! You heard it!

Leave a comment

Please note that comments must be approved before being published.