Tag: Floppy disk

  • This Floppy Disk Coffee Table is Every Computer Geeks Dream! [pic]

    It never ceases to amaze me just how far technology has come since I was a kid.  Last night UPS dropped off a 64GB USB drive (Black Friday impulse buy from Office Depot) and I am amazed that they can put 64GB of storage in something the size of my thumb when I grew up […]

  • Ghostbuster’s Theme Played by Eight Floppy Drives [video]

    I still can’t believe that some people have taken old floppy drives and turned them into musical instruments.  In the past, I have posted videos of the themes of a number of shows being played by floppy drives such as the Star Trek: The Next Generation theme and the Doctor Who theme, but now eight […]

  • 8 GB: 1995 Vs. 2012 [Pic]

    Despite the tiny 1.44MB of storage on the floppy drives of yesteryear, I have to admit that I kind of miss those big things.  I miss the sound of a noisy floppy drive and being able to snap that little metal door back and forth when I was bored.  However, if there is one thing […]

  • Floppy disk throw pillow [pic]

    I’ve honestly never understood the purpose of throw pillows.  Maybe its because I am a guy or something.  I guess I just don’t see the purpose of them since they are typically just for decoration and if I buy something, it better have a purpose more than to just look good.  Well, while I still […]

  • Floppy disk necklace [pic]

    There are a lot of people, myself included, that like to show off just how geeky they are by the things that they wear.  In my case, I am usually sporting a t-shirt that supports some computer hardware company, video game franchise or podcast.  However, some people prefer to go the extra mile and wear […]

  • Interview with the creators of the first PC virus [video]

    Computer security company FSecure recently traveled to Pakistan to sit down and have the first on camera interview with the creators of Brain, the first PC virus.   Brothers Amjad Farooq Alvi and Basit Farooq Alvi created the boot sector virus known as Brain which was transfered from computer to computer via floppy disks.  The […]