Before technology evolved into what it is today, information was hand written and stored on a piece of paper and could be bound into books. There was obviously no such thing as digital storage. The first computers used printers to store data on paper. In 1971, the first removable computer data storage device was invented known as the 8″ floppy disk. In 1979 compact disks were in use. By 1983 the 3″ floppy was the new standard of removable data storage. In 1994 Iomega developed the first zip drive and by 1995 the DVD would become the new standard of delivering music, pictures, and movies. The year 2000 offers us the USB flash drive.
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