Thursday, October 24, 2019

“However much technology may change warfare, it never determines warfare—neither how it will be conducted nor how it will turn out.”
– Alex Roland –

What if I told you that until 2019, 8-inch floppy disks served as the backbone of our military’s Emergency Action Messages (EAMS) which distribute orders to our nuclear forces? This news may send a shudder down your spine but, on the other hand, this tech has worked reliably since the Ford administration. This begs the question: What outdated technology do you rely upon simply out of habit and how do you decide when it’s time for an upgrade?

Click here to learn more about the military’s EAMS upgrade unless you’re puzzling over what an 8-inch floppy disk is – then Click here.