Products From the 1980s That Millennials Have No Clue About

2. Floppy disks

Floppy disks

They’ve pretty much gone extinct. | CAESARstock/iStock/Getty Images

  • What they were: A way to save computer data

Computers now rarely come with any sort of drives. The ’80s were different. Clouds were only referenced in terms of weather, and if you said the words “flash drive” together people would probably think you were having your picture taken in a car. Internal memory wasn’t sufficient enough to store lots of data, so any work you did had to be saved on disks. First, there were thin, 5-inch floppy disks before rigid, 3.5-inch disks came along. Now, both are long extinct.

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