Department of Defense still uses 8-inch floppy disks and other disturbing details from Jared Kushner’s speech

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I don’t care what Jared Kushner’s voice sounds like. It’s what he said that blew me away.

The globetrotting head of the White House Office of American Innovation broke his cipher-like silence on Monday to offer a stunning outline of the federal government’s recidivistic tech tendencies.

Chief among them is that the U.S. Department of Defense still uses 8-inch floppy disks, a stored media technology retired by most businesses back in the early 1980s. At my first job at a tiny weekly newspaper in 1986, we used 8-inch floppies and a Digital Equipment Corp. system to back up the paper’s terminal-based production system.  Read more…

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from Mashable http://mashable.com/2017/06/19/dod-using-8-inch-floppies-per-kushner/
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from Blogger http://thewarringtonnews.blogspot.com/2017/06/department-of-defense-still-uses-8-inch.html
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