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.