[QUOTE=Didzis]...It's probably more like finding a 8mm film or Beta tape labelled "Home movies" -- both technologies were quite widespread, so it should be quite easy to find a conversion service. And probably even that would not be needed: many computers still have 3.5 inch floppy drives, even though a good share of those drives never see a floppy. It's there just for backwards compatibility with that old format that was so popular that people still might need to read the occasional floppy...QUOTE]

Beta videocameras are still almost standard in professional TV recording. OK, digital take it place, but Beta is still standard in TV recording. Beta never got popularity in home video, VHS take that, but in pro TV recording, Beta rules.

Floppy discs... Well, I bought new motherboard for my computer, and it is with controller for SATA hard discs. Drivers for SATA came on 3,5 inch floppy disc. And if you ever tried to install SATA hard disc drivers on windows XP during windows installation (you know message during windows installing: "if you have SCSI HDD drivers to install, press F6"), you will get note that windows require installation of SATA drivers only from floppy disc. No option for installing from anything else (CD or network or else...), only from floppy disc. So, floppy discs are still good and well, thank you very much...