From Idea to Icon: 50 Years of the Floppy Disk
Posted on July 19, 2021 in Computers, History
Fifty years ago, IBM introduced the first-ever floppy disk drive, the IBM 23FD, and the first floppy disks. Floppies made punched cards obsolete, and its successors ruled software distribution for the next 20 years. Here’s a look at how and why the floppy disk became an icon.