Just for small information, such as if you need to transfer documents to computers without any outside network access. They're still useful, IMO. For older motherboard BIOS setup's which don't allow booting from a CD-ROM, a boot disk is necessary.
There is this great new thing called DiskOnKey. It is a very small drive who can be the key holder for you, and connects to the USB connection. it is great, and costs around 100$. It can stoe 48MG, 74MG, 128MG.
It is much better and comfortable, should replace those damn diskets.. Though I use those floppy often, moving cracks, txts, little programs, etc.
DiskOnKey - Is great for me
diskettes will remain a necessity until all cdr media attains the attractive aspects of diskettes (rewritable, easily formatted, no special software needed, etc)...besides, diskettes are needed for old comps
I believe floppy drives will remain useful for students. Students still use them in college as well as High school. However, they are not useful in the corporate world since discettes could only hold like a few spreadsheets.