Intel’s technology roadmap calls for PC makers to phase out floppy drives and PS/2 and serial ports in the second half of 2002, reports The Register. At that point, the elimination of legacy technology will have arrived for Wintel users more than four years after Apple introduced the iMac and forced users to abandon their floppy disks and favor USB/FireWire for connectivity solutions. As The Register points out, “unless you force people to change, as Apple did, it’s impossible to say whether demand for older ports is intent or inertia.”