I say we petition the hardware vendors to bring back the 8" floppy! Who knows, maybe they can find a way to squeeze just as much as a Blu-ray disc on there!
3.5", 5.25", 8" floppies, record albums, 8-track tapes, rotary phones, VHS, cassettes ... it has all come and, if not completely gone, slowly fading away.
I know that some people still use them when they have to boot to a bare minimum or do BIOS updates ... seems like that's one of the main reasons that they still hang around to a small extent.
I do so love the colors of these floppies, heh ... red, green, blue, yellow ... it really brightens things up. But that suggestion about donating them is a good idea ... I might have to consider that.
So is Apple to credit for weaning us off them? As far as I understand, it was the original iMac that said goodbye to the 3.5" disk.