With the advent of CDs and later, DVDs, the use of the plastic floppys and its limited storage capacity were quickly deserted.
After the Apple G3, along with PCs, began shipping without the drives pre-installed the disks became virtually obsolete. However, the death of the format has only now become official with Sony's decision. [...]
The 3.5 inch floppy was first introduced in 1981, and hit the height of its sales in 2000.
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Previously on Neatorama: Floppy Disks at Art Medium