Radiohead’s 1997 Floppy Disc for Computers Deemed OK

If you’re of a certain age, you may have absolutely no idea why the “save” icon in Windows looks like this:

Save Icon

 

Back in the day, that’s how we saved, backed up and moved our data: on 1.44 MB (yes, MEGABYTE) floppy discs.  I have boxes and boxes of these things in my basement.

Just to illustrate how old Radiohead’s OK Computer is, Greggory forwarded this picture from Retronaut.  Anyone remember this? I don’t.

Radiohead - OK Computer (Floppy disc)

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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