After 50 years since its release, Japan is finally abandoning its 1.44MB floppy disk drive, but there's still no sign that Microsoft will remove the iconic “Save” floppy icon from Office.

Although the floppy disk has long since gone the way of the dodo, the ghosts of ancient recording media still haunt the digital world. A good example is when you try to save a file in Microsoft Office, the save icon still shows up as a floppy disk, even though you're likely saving the content to cloud storage rather than cloud storage. It's a slow, clunky plastic square with very limited storage capacity.

Although Japan is known for being on the cutting edge of technology, the Japanese government still relies to some extent on floppy disks.

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