Sony announces death of the floppy disk

Sony is finally killing off the floppy disk.

The Japanese electronics manufacturer, that sold over 12 million of the devices, has made it clear that it will stop making floppy disks from next year, leaving no manufacturer in the market, reports The Telegraph.

"It"s amazing to think anyone still uses them, but they are popular still in Japan and India. The last time I used one was when I was at school," said Kat Hannaford, the technology websites Gizmodo' contributing editor.

"Due to dwindling demand, Sony discontinued European production of 3.5 inch floppy disks in September 2009. The last European sale of a floppy disk took place in March 2010," said a spokesman for Sony in Britain.

First developed in 1971, floppies have helped consumers store documents, pictures and data on an easy to use format.

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