Who can’t remember floppy disks?
Did you know that Pentagon and other US agencies never forgot about them? In reality, they’re still being used to this day for coordinating intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear bombs and tanker support aircraft.
According to research, Department of Defense spends more ($596bn/£405bn) than the next seven countries combined, and still rocking 1970s-era computers and 8-inch disks.
Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Valerie Hernderson also told AFP that floppy disks remain useful because it still works.
We can still imagine that those disks used aren’t even the updated since it became widespread in the ‘90s. They’re holding just 237.25KB of memory.
But with archaic systems costing taxpayers to get up and manage its maintenance, and floppy disks and other legacy systems are due to replaced next year, officials will have to get used to the idea of USB sticks, external drives and cloud storage soon.
The Pentagon is planning to fully replace the system by the end of 2020 with a secure digital version as waving goodbye to floppy disks is really the hardest farewell of all.