Well, J R Raphael has come up with a list of 40 other things and activities that have either disappeared from our lives or nearing extinction. 1.44MB floppies (let alone the 360KB ones) are there. And they have quite a big company:
1. Playing Video Games at an ArcadeBy the way, believe it or not, but you can still start your computer from a disk - thanks to the Live CD technology and such "all-in-one" Linux-based operating systems as Knoppix or Austrumi. But even that may soon give way to booting from flash drive. After all, a flash drive fits in a pocket much better than a mini-CD, not to mention a full-sized 12-cm CD.
Status: On life support
Once a favorite activity of geeks worldwide, going to the arcade to play video games began fading away in the mid-1990s, just as going to the arcade to play pinball had done a decade before. A few arcades survive, but the days of gamers lining up to toss quarters into Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat are long gone. It's easy to see why: The advent of advanced gaming systems allows you to experience the same action at home, minus the dungeon-like lighting, the deafening game noise, and the premature exhaustion of your lunch money for the week.
2. Running Out of Hard-Drive Space
With terabyte-size drives now selling for less than $70, hard drives that exceed your storage needs aren't exactly hard to come by these days. But remember when an 80MB drive was the pinnacle of luxury and a 1GB drive would have seemed as spacious as Carlsbad Caverns?