Japan's Government Finally Stops Using Floppy Disks

From PC Mag: You might have presumed it happened years or even decades ago; however, on June 28, Japan officially stopped using floppy disks in government offices.

"We have won the war on floppy disks," Japan's Digital Minister Taro Kono said in a statement to Reuters after replacing the final disk.

Until last month, more than 1,000 regulations in Japan involved the use of floppy disks. Kono, who has been very vocal about replacing analog technology in government, stepped in to modernize things during the pandemic. (He's also an advocate for getting rid of fax machines.)

Here in the US, the military used floppy disks to control nuclear weapons until 2019.

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