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Floppy Disk Coasters: Wooden Retrofication

Floppy Disk Coasters: Wooden Retrofication

5 Years Ago By Richard Darell

I sometimes remember when I was a little younger and each school break was a coding adventure. My friend and I used to come up with different ideas for software that we thought we could create and maybe make some money off of. Back then, you didn’t have too many choices when it came to the programming languages, so you had to either go with Basic or Assembler on the Commodore 64, Pascal, C on the PC or a few less famous ones for the Amiga. We felt like we mastered them all, and we created some awesome apps back then, or so we thought. Compared to today’s apps and software, we were probably not too advanced in our design or coding, but it was a first step towards what we both wanted to do.

The thing was, back then you had those 5.25 inch floppy disks that were anything but reliable. Halfway through our coding spree, the new format 3.5 inch disks came out which totally changed things. So what were we going to do with all those 5.25 inch disks that we carefully stored in the plastic boxes made for them? Well, nothing really. I think they are still laying around somewhere in that box just waiting for a revolution that will never happen.

The retro feeling of those badboys showers me with memories that are hard to shake sometimes. I don’t even have one of those disks around, if only to look at. That is why I thought these 5.25 inch and 3.5 inch Floppy Disk Coasters were an insanely cool approach to keeping your table clean from beer condensation. These particular ones are made out of wood and could only be described as the ultimate retrofication of what used to be. They are made available by Vectorcloud and can be purchased through their Etsy page for just $37. I don’t know if that is the price for a set of 4 coasters or just one of them. I guess you will have to ask the seller about that. However, if you are looking to live the geek dream, then you definitely need a few of these.





Via: [Technabob]

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