Janet Jackson’s 1989 mega-hit ‘Rhythm Nation’ sonically smashes old hard drives

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Janet Jackson’s 1989 mega-hit ‘Rhythm Nation’ sonically smashes old hard drives

The “brown noise” is a legendary tone purportedly capable of causing people to lose control of their bowels when subjected to its gut-punching harmonic resonance. South Park did a whole thing on it. Turns out that the 5400 RPM hard drives from a number of old Windows-era laptops possess a brown note of their own: Janet Jackson’s 1989 mega-hit ‘Rhythm Nation.’According to Microsoft Software Engineer…
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