Japan finally gives up on 1.44MB floppy disk drives, 50 years after they went on sale — but there’s no sign of Microsoft removing the iconic ‘Save’ floppy icon from Office just yet

Even though floppy disks have long since gone the way of the dodo, the ghost of the ancient recording media still haunts the digital world. As a great example, when you go to save a file in Microsoft Office, you’ll see the save icon still appears as a floppy disk, even though there’s a good chance you’ll be saving your content in cloud storage, rather than to a slow, clunky plastic square with extremely limited storage capacity.

Japan is known for being at the forefront of technology, but the country’s government is still somewhat reliant on floppy disks.

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