Floppy disks coming back, nobody really saw that coming. The more data is floating around, just existing, the more it’s just waiting to be grabbed by someone who isn’t supposed to see it. Using ancient machines to make hard copies outside of a standard network became the eyes only standard of the digital intelligence business.
Of course the disk jockeys had to flaunt it, to let everyone know how deep their skills had gotten them. It drove the old fashioned black suits and trench coats guys out of their minds.