Floppy Disk Journal
Handmade writing journal made from 80s floppy disks.
It's possible that you can write more information in these floppy disk journals than the disks could hold themselves.
Each handmade journal contains about 80 pages (with decorative border) and is made from recycled 5.25" floppy disks. The paper is acid-free and made from 30% post-consumer waste.
Features & specs
- Approx. 80 pages
- Decorative borders
- Acid-free paper
- The game Paperboy used to fit on these. Nice.
Store your deepest, darkest secrets...or grocery lists
The front and back covers of the Floppy Disk Journal are, as the name suggests, made from floppy disks. These are the 5.25" kind that held MS-DOS, Space Invaders, Oregon Trail, Frogger, Missile Command, SpyHunter, Q-bert, Snake, Paperboy, Ghost Busters, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Asteroids, Lunar Lander...hmmm, perhaps we're over-sharing a bit here.
Anywhoooo...it looks like we've found a good use for all of those floppy disks.
Each journal includes approximately 80 acid-free pages.
Show off your nerdy side AND your environmental consciousness
You're not a ruthless consumer. You're a friend to Mother Nature. Show it off by taking notes at your next office meeting using the recycled paper of the Floppy Disk Journal. It'll surely catch the eye of your colleagues. When they ask about it, you can say something like, "I'm no saint, that's for sure! (laugh loudly a few times so they know you're being funny) But, I just thought I'd do my part...ya' know...for the grandkids (nod seriously a few times)." If that's too serious of an ending for you, tell a story about the last time you were dragged to Hooters.
Both the front and back cover are made from 5.25" floppy disks.
Cool facts about 5.25" floppy disks
- The 5.25" floppy disk was the awesome, next-generation technology that replaced the 8" floppy disk. Seriously, an 8" disk is bigger than a DVD case. That's pretty big considering it could barely hold one scandalous picture of Anna Kournikova.
- In addition to 5.25" and 8" disks, there were also 12", 3.5", 2", 2.5" and 3" sizes offered by many different manufacturers. None were as popular as the 5.25" or the 3.5" that succeeded it.
- The largest capacity 5.25" disk could hold 1,200 KB of storage. That would hold about 10 pictures from your cell phone camera. Oh, and they would take 25 minutes to copy. Nice.
- The technology for floppy disks was invented in 1952. It took about 25 years for a commercially viable product to hit the market. It took about 10 years for the 5.25" disk to take over the market and then become obsolete due to the 3.5" disk.
This product has been discontinued. Frown face!
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