Floppy is the new vinyl (and Windows 10 is ready for it)

Hooray! My old floppy drive plays nice with Windows 10.

Lucky me. Windows 10 floppyFloppy is the new vinyl. In a couple of years, the most significant artist will be publishing their music exclusively on a floppy.

Offline and 1,44 MB will be considered a refreshing creative constrait (a little like the 140 character limit on Twitter or the square format of Instagram back in the old days).

In the future hipsters will meet up to exchange music at underground copy parties, discussing mono/stereo, bitrates and mp3/Ogg. Edgy DJs with multi-coloured (and even transparent) floppies from Japan are the kings and queens of music, setting the dance floor on fire the 64 Kbps way. Forget the “Mile high club”. “High-density” night club is the place to be.

A tech giant will shut down their otherwise popular streaming service and reintroduce 3,5” floppy in their newest gadget. The rise of the Floppy-Man<tm> will mark the beginning of a new era. Bye-bye Pono Music and all the rest. The preferred format for the new generation includes magnets.

You heard it here for the first time. You are welcome.

Wish list from a Kobo bookworm

Kobo, you need to fix this to stay relevant.

I love my Kobo Aura. It’s distraction free reading karma in the light of a candle. It’s the best (anti-) gizmo I bought for year.

Unfortunately there are a few rough edges, which occasionally makes my eyes wander from that great novel to a review of the latest Kindle. Small annoyances which makes it less easy to make a clear recommendation to friend and colleagues seeking e-reader zen.

Here’s what I think Kobo should fix. It’s not rocket science. It’s simply something Kobo need to deal with to stay relevant

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