Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Is Facebook the Next Floppy Disk?

I came across this floppy disk today, broken and discarded in a dirt parking lot and symbolic of the fate of irrelevant technology. I remember purchasing and using whole sleeves of them in fun, perky colors. Now I wonder how to dispose of them, while others turn them into art or put them to use in creative ways. Seeing this disk reminded me how far and fast technology has progressed and made me wonder - will Facebook soon share the floppy's fate, doomed to irrelevance by the next big thing? Or has it permeated our culture so thoroughly that it will be with us for a while?

What do you think?


  1. I think we always need to keep updated on potential new game-changers like Facebook as well as niche players. Initially, people join and that builds a market which attracts companies. Then a company gets so big it has to find ways to keep those people involved with it.

  2. The scope of this subject isn't local to Facebook alone.
    This will eventually happen to every company, and to all there products and 'Gimicks'.
    There only a certain amount of things you can do, to reinvent the wheel at the end of the day.

  3. Agreed! Thank you both for your comments.