Tom Persky, the founder of floppydisk.com, has published a book that reveals that in the 21st century everything still depends on the long-found floppy disks. Persky owns a store that sells CDs a year, and the demand for them doesn’t drop. And it’s not about entsiasts and retro-specifically
As Persky explains, when engineers designed new aircraft in the 1980s, as well as other devices that were supposed to work for decades, they installed the best and most selected equipment at that time. And this became a stumbling block, because it is easy and cheap to replace one module on a personal computer, but to remake the stuffing of an airliner is the other way around. How to find, although digital technologies are all the time developed, on many trains, machines and other bulky equipment, long-dead floppy disks are still used.
Of course, it is possible to carry out modernization, but it is costly and far from always profitable. For example, according to Aeroweb in 2020, there were 7,690 aircraft that received money transfers. Often routine, with a minimum margin, then no investment in new technologies, etc. Especially if the floppy disks are successfully vypolyot
Source: Tech Cult