These are eight, random "Daily Photographs" from my personal Flickr collection.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

"Pretty Soon It'll Be 1987"

This letter was initially saved on an IBM-compatible 360K floppy disc. Yes, K; not GB or TB. Over the years, I have been pretty good at backing up data. In fact, I found this file in archives on a Microsoft OneDrive today. That seems like full circle as it is now sitting in the cloud at some data centre in God-knows-where.

I physically pressed keys in Taif, Saudi Arabia to create these words. That occurred 27 and a half years ago! The tiny little file was called, DAD06.WS indicating to me that it was written using WordStar. I was a bit surprised Microsoft Word 2013 had no trouble opening it. Now I know that I can go back though all the letters I wrote during that nearly pre-historic era! MS Word, of course, allowed me to save in the common Adobe format. So, if you click the image below, a PDF of the original will open.

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