As seen on Slashdot: Dell to drop floppy. Well, it's about time. I've been trying to wean my users from floppy drives for a while now. All of their machines are equipped with Zips, and all of them bought in the last 18 months have CD-RW drives as well, so there's really no reason to use floppies anymore, other than their mental attachment to them. It may be my imagination, but I swear that floppies are a lot shoddier now than they were back in the olden days. I used to use disks for years, now it seems that any disk I grab from my bin has a 75% chance of having errors on it, even if it's only a few months old and was never abused.