It’s been a long time since floppy disks were made obsolete by (re)writable CDs, external hard drives and USB sticks so this Throwback Thursday video is dedicated to those 3.5″ plastic wonders that we all used to save our favourite games, songs and files. For some background info on the premise of the video, Don’t Copy That Floppy was an anti-copyright infringement campaign run by the Software Publishers Association (SPA) in 1992.
The video stars M. E. Hart as “MC Double Def DP,” a computer-generated rapper discouraging the two students from illegally copying the game they’re playing onto a floppy disk. In the past few years, the film has become a viral video sensation on YouTube and has even spawned a few parody videos. In 2009, they made a second film for the digital age, featuring the return of MC Double Def DP.
So, next time you think about getting your floppy disk out… never mind. Get your mind out of the gutter!