This chic gives geeks a bad name

Neglected diskettes make an unfashionable comeback.

Fractalspin's Diskette handbag

I'd like to meet the person whose thought process went like so: "What should I do with these old diskettes I haven't used since the last century? I could just throw them away, but a better idea would be to affix them to my purse!"

While I applaud entrepreneurship always--I mean, this is America--not every arts-and-crafts project should be an exercise in capitalism. The folks at Fractalspin, apparently, beg to differ.

The site brags, "This is a totally unique black vinyl handbag with six real 3.5'' high-density 1.44MB diskettes on each side." I'll ignore the fact that there are about 19 things wrong in that sentence, and focus on the good: In my world "totally unique" means there is only one in existence.

Please let that be true.

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