Japan’s announcement to abandon the use of old technology, including floppy disks
TOKYO: Japan’s digital affairs minister Taro Kono has declared war on the country’s bureaucrats’ use of floppy disks and other outdated technology.
Digital Affairs Minister Taro Kono said that even today in Japan around 1900, a business needs CDs, mini-discs and other such storage devices for official functions.
He said the laws would be updated to allow people to use online services as well.Japan has a reputation for using modern technology, but its government offices still run on very old technology. However, the floppy disk was invented in the 1960s, so named because the product at the time was flexible, now decades later, the floppy disk is considered an archaic technology because it is much more durable for storage and There are better devices.