Monday September 28, 2015

Doctors In Norway Still Using Floppy Disks

It's hard to imagine anyone, let alone a doctor, in this day and age still using floppy disks but that is exactly what is happening in Norway. eek!

Norwegian doctors get one 3.5″ floppy in the mail from the government (the Norwegian Directorate of Health) every month. For a long time this applied to all of them, but for about the last decade a secure electronic option has been available. Problem is, a lot of doctors love their MSDOS-based electronic journals and haven’t switched yet.