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Hear Toto hit ‘Africa’ played on 64 floppy drives
It seems appropriate to listen to a popular song from the ’80s played on floppy drives.
Way before Wi-Fi and touch-screen phones, we old folks used something called floppy drives to save data on flexible floppy discs. If that sounds arcane to you, get ready for something even more bizarre.
In a video posted Saturday, the Floppotron uses its 64 floppy drives, 8 hard disks and 2 scanners to play the tune.
The sounds coming from Floppotron’s motors running at different speeds makes the popular song sound more like an industrial dance mix rather than the yacht rock it’s called today.