We spent some time this past weekend clearing out some junk out of our garage. It was time – – we’ve accumulated tons of stuff… most of it useless. Chris and I are both serious pack rats – for whatever reason, we both have a difficult time letting go of the trinkets that make up our own personal history – a/k/a our baggage.
Found in a box buried deep in the garage is this gem I have pictured here. For those of you who are too young to remember what it is by just looking at the picture – it is a Commodore 1541 disk drive – the disk drive used for the wildly poular Commodore 64 computer system. The floppy disks enabled you to store up to 144 programs, holding 1MB on each disk. Back in the day, your computer didn’t store programs.. your floppy disks did.
It’s in the original box it came in, complete with the power cord and user manual. Should I Ebay it? Heh.
My first love affair with computers began in high school when I was programming silly computer games in BASIC, in my spare time. And yea, before you ask, I walked to school 10 miles both ways.. barefoot .. in the snow.