Last week, electronics giant SONY officially announced they would put an end to manufacturing the floppy disk.
The SONY 3.5 inch floppy disk made its debut in 1981 and was widely used by anyone who had a computer as a way to store documents. But the company said the much-loved floppy had been losing out to USB memory sticks and CDs during the past few years.
Other major companies such as Maxwell and Mitsubishi had already ended floppy disk productions in early 2009.
Nonetheless, the floppy disk leaves an impressive track record. At its peak 47 million floppy disks were sold worldwide in 2000, and even in 2009, 8 million floppies were sold in Japan alone.