This chic gives geeks a bad name

Neglected diskettes make an unfashionable comeback.

Fractalspin's Diskette handbag
Fractalspin

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.

About the author

Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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