Purchase USB drives at the library
In an earlier post I talked about the sad, slow, lingering death of floppy disks and drives. New computers aren't even offering floppy drives anymore unless you're willing to pay extra for them, and we see the disks fail on an almost daily basis here at the library. So, in an effort to speed them on their way to obsolete technology land, the library will be selling 16mb USB drives for $10.00 each, and 64mb USB drives for $15.00. These little drives hold the equivalent of approximately 11 and 44 floppy disks respectively and are much less fragile and much more stable. So, if you've been using a pile of floppy disks to save your old tax returns (which you do have a hard copy of, too, don't you?), or for that novel you're working on, or to preserve your mom's secret fruitcake recipe, now is the time to convert those files to a USB device (and make a hard copy, too, while you're at it because paper never gives you a formatting error!) And you can do all this at the library!
And if you're still wondering what to do with all those old floppy disks now that you've got your USB flash drive and live comfortably on the cutting edge of technology, well you could do this.
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