What can be done with diskettes?



diskettes

The information support became something totally ephemeral during post-modernity. Based on the computers' arrival and their constant evolution, the way we store our data tends to change according to the uprising and diffusion of new technologies. This makes us endlessly migrates bytes in order to not loose texts, photos, videos and so many other files to which we are connected.

As the binary flux grew up, the info industry optimized its devices, in order to store a bigger charge of data, as much as the access' agility and information's security -- but, during a time when 1MB was an exorbitant size for keeping data, the use of diskettes was quite reasonable.

This flexible disk of storage has become obsolete a long time ago because of two big problems: few space available (1,44 MB at the latest 3 ½ inches releases) and short "period of validity", as its physical integrity is not assured after 5 years. So, we face uncountable diskettes stored on boxes and brackets on an age when drives that can read them are no more fabricated. Thus, why can't recycle them?

diskettes

diskettes

Like tapes, diskettes became vintage-pop phenomena widely used on fashion and decorative art segments which take recycling as their guide to spread out ideas and tendencies. On a parallel to sustainability, we live also a veneration for nerd stuff and everything which is related to technology. Reusing diskettes can join both universes and has a cool atmosphere that few trades that come from manufactured industry have.

diskettes

diskettes

diskettes

diskettes

We now provide a list with suggestions of tools with instructions -- so you can make them on your own: pencil holders, Christmas decorations, bags, CD-wallet, scratch pad, earrings, flowerpot and even a wall clock!

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