Koralatov
May 9, 2010 at 9:13pm
Reblogged from merlin
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I love this photo.  It reminds me of being in Uni, when I’d buy single disks from the Student Union shop — initially Sony, later some crappy brand like Q-Connect — at 85p a time. I used to write my essays on my computer [even as recently as ’01, it was relatively rare for a student have a computer of their own] which would be followed by a mad-dash down to campus around 11:15am for the 12pm deadline. Once there, I’d print them out using the Uni’s computers at 5p a page, and shoot off to the departmental office to submit it, usually with minutes to spare.
I’ve got a whole bunch of writing I did in school and early (1st–~3rd year) Uni essays stuck in Clarisworks .cwk format that I’ve never quite got around to converting into something more modern (by which, of course, I probably mean .doc — effectively swapping one proprietary format for a more-widely-accessible-but-still-proprietary format). I also have a meagre stack of floppies and old flash-drives in an old shoe box (Converse All-Stars; cliché, I know), which I keep meaning to backup.

I love this photo.  It reminds me of being in Uni, when I’d buy single disks from the Student Union shop — initially Sony, later some crappy brand like Q-Connect — at 85p a time. I used to write my essays on my computer [even as recently as ’01, it was relatively rare for a student have a computer of their own] which would be followed by a mad-dash down to campus around 11:15am for the 12pm deadline. Once there, I’d print them out using the Uni’s computers at 5p a page, and shoot off to the departmental office to submit it, usually with minutes to spare.

I’ve got a whole bunch of writing I did in school and early (1st–~3rd year) Uni essays stuck in Clarisworks .cwk format that I’ve never quite got around to converting into something more modern (by which, of course, I probably mean .doc — effectively swapping one proprietary format for a more-widely-accessible-but-still-proprietary format). I also have a meagre stack of floppies and old flash-drives in an old shoe box (Converse All-Stars; cliché, I know), which I keep meaning to backup.

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  1. safetypun reblogged this from owltastic and added:
    Pepper Pentangle, its you if you were in college in 1998.
  2. koralatov reblogged this from merlin and added:
    I love this photo. It reminds me of being in Uni, when I’d buy single disks from the Student Union shop — initially...
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  4. owltastic reblogged this from merlin
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  8. jaycruz reblogged this from merlin and added:
    Wow.
  9. dennishopper reblogged this from soupsoup and added:
    floppies forever
  10. jamiek reblogged this from merlin and added:
    By way of explaining how sick I am about hoarding things: When Emily was preparing to move in with me, she had an HP...
  11. poetrymidwest reblogged this from merlin and added:
    I’d like to see what’s on the 2nd disk in the first row — “Poems 2/20/90.” Betcha they aren’t half as embarrassing as...
  12. letsgetwilde reblogged this from soupsoup and added:
    Our kids won’t even know what floppy disks are.. Crazy.
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