dis·​kette | \ ˌdi-ˈsket How to pronounce diskette (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Cartridges, diskettes, and CD-ROMs all contained full, unchanging versions of games that were forever compatible with the similarly stable hardware they were designed to be played on. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Google's 'Stadia' Is the Latest Attack in the War on Games You Can Actually Own," 19 Mar. 2019 Companies could manage a profit by simply selling the free software on physical media like diskettes or CDs. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Why IBM Paid $34 Billion for a Company That Gives Away Software for Free," 29 Oct. 2018 Diskettes and CD-ROMs mostly conquered the market but other, weirder alternatives were out there. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "In the 90s Your Spare VHS Could Be a Backup Hard Drive," 14 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of diskette

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Diskette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diskette. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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