Archive for May, 2006

Flash-back – 1998

May 20, 2006

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

As you may know, I am a Computer Systems Analyst. I work with PC’s and have been doing that for many, many years.

Yesterday, I was in one of the remote offices, a user asked me what she should do with these disks –

Computer set-up 1998

Computer set-up 1998

She was new to the County and found them in a desk drawer and did not know what they were. They were from a PC that desk had at it a long time ago. We replace PC’s in that department every three or four years. This was from 1998 – just eight years ago – Windows 95 on floppy disks – 24 disks – drivers for pc – 35 disks. I also unpacked a new PC yesterday, all that above now comes on one CD with room to spare.

See the difference 8 years make!

See the difference 8 years make!

Yep, I would not want to go back, we don’t even put Floppy Disk drives in our new computers – who would use them????

Just so you can see what they look like un-bagged from the big bags.

All in sub-bags.

All in sub-bags.

Well then I had to un-pack all the individual floppy disks – this is the row that results from that – – –

All the disks in a row!

All the disks in a row!

One last shot – the baggage – waste from un-packing all those suckers!

Pile of bags

Pile of bags

Don’t tell me about the “good old days” – I hope I never see another floppy disk!