Floppy Disk Fever explores the enduring presence of the floppy diskette in the 21st century through a number of annotated interviews with those involved with the medium today.
The book reflects on notions of obsolescence, media preservation and nostalgia and challenges these by showing the endurance and versatility of this familiar piece of technology that is typically deemed obsolete. Examining the role the floppy disk today can help us assess our present-day situation and may even hint at future developments in our media and technology minded landscape. After all, the technology of the past is also part of our future!
Including contributions by internet-archivist Jason Scott, Tom Persky of floppydisk.com, floppy filmmaker Florian Cramer, Jason Curtis from the Museum of Obsolete Media, Adam Frankiewicz of Pionierska Records, floppy disk hacker Foone Turing, Clint Basinger of Lazy Game Reviews and floppy artist Nick Gentry.
The book is release via onomatopee Q3 2022