Wow, got my external floppy disk drive in the mail today, bought it on eBay Sunday. That's service! I can read the backups of old stories.
I need to read old backups of my stories from before 2005 - which are saved on floppies - as I write up my next project, "Letters from Gardner" for John Teehan at Merry Blacksmith Press. More recent backups, as you would expect, are on thumb drives.