Forgotten Media Formats


We remember the format wars in the vein of “Two men enter; one man leaves.” Think VHS vs. Betamax, or HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray. But in the cracks in between, some media formats came and went with hardly any notice, or have been largely forgotten in favor of other media platforms. Remember the 8-inch floppy disk, or Sony’s short-lived 2-incher? More at PM.

Lots of memories in this list.

One thought on “Forgotten Media Formats

  1. Didn’t Commodores use normal cassette media? The article kind of makes it sounds like a variant.

    Also anyone remember hearing about Bubble Memory? I think the name more than anything else makes it stick with me. Now sadly eclipsed.

    I kind of love SD cards now.

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