US Nukes Controlled by Floppy Disks
A recent 60 Minutes report exposed the fact that the US nuclear arsenal is controlled by ancient equipment – including 8 inch floppy disks.
People from all over the political spectrum are up in arms this week, following a 60 Minutes report on the state of the US nuclear arsenal. Particularly, the segment exposes the old and seemingly outdated technology that controls and underlies these most powerful of weapons. The phones are old, chunky physical types. The switch-boards have those big mechanical switches and flashy lights. And the paramount sin: Many of the records are kept on 8 inch floppy disks.
—America’s nuclear arsenal still runs off of 8-inch floppy discs| Graham Templeton Apr. 30, 2014