I am saddened, and relieved, at this news. I spent far too many hours in my younger days obeying commands like, "Please Insert Disk Five And Press Enter."
Sony announced on April 23rd that they will be discontinuing sales of the classic 3.5 inch floppy disk in Japan in 2011. The news marks a major end to a nearly three decade history of the disk type that the company helped to pioneer.
The Examiner has the details.