Floppies No More

Floppy Disks Sentenced to Death

Gasp!  The Horror!
What shall we ever do with no floppy drives and floppy disks?
I really was unaware that companies were still making floppies, but apparently they are still being produced.

I took my Computer Science team to a UIL Regional Computer Science contest and we had to submit our solutions on floppy disks.  I was quite appalled to say the least and I had to search for days to find floppies and drives.  It was like going back in time.  The contest was held at a University which made it even more ironic.  None of my laptops or PCs have floppy drives.

For those hosting high school contests, PC^2 is the only way to go.  Forget the disks and USB drives and use a Computer Science solution to solve a Computer Science problem.   We host a contest here in the Houston area and we use PC^2.  The UIL State Computer Science meet here in Texas will use PC^2 this year and we are all very happy about that.

So – glad to see the floppies are being killed off.  It is a long overdue death!