I recently started watching The Sopranos on the advice of some friends. The episode I just watched featured a young mobster called Christopher who was attempting to write a screenplay about mob life – probably not a way to ensure a long life. The final scene showed him ejecting a floppy drive from his laptop and emptying his diskette container into a bin. That dates the show, eh?
Having a diskette drive in my laptop used to be essential. I worked in labs and OS deployment and busing able to make DOS bootable drives was a part of the job. Even if the standard OS was NT 4 or Windows 2000, I used to have my laptop dual boot with Windows 95/8 or even ME. I kept boxes of floppies just in case.
Looking back on that, things are so much easier now with boot USB sticks and WDS. I can’t imaginge going back to those days.