PC World, Britain’s largest chain of computer superstores, will say goodbye to floppy disks once the current stash is gone.
The retailer said Wednesday it opted not to reorder any more disks because they do not hold enough data and better alternatives exist.
PC World has about 10,000 disks in stock. With 155 stores across Britain and nearly 50 more elsewhere in Europe, spokesman Hamish Thompson said the final stock of floppies will be gone “in weeks, if not days.”
“It’s had a good, long and productive life, but really, it’s just too small to hold any real data,” Thompson said of the disks. “It just doesn’t make sense any more.”