Floppy Discs

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'Floppy' discs for use with early personal computers underwent a media barrage of attacks in the early '80s due to their rigidity. In fact their floppiness refers to the disc inside a rigid case. The case was required to prevent computer hackers from accessing the gooey, delicious data storage medium inside - a practice known as 'phreating'.

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