The Wave of a Former Future!
Michael Ubaldi, January 24, 2007.
Office cleaning resulted in this backup tape drive's place of retirement being moved from mothballs to a landfill. Before the unit was sent out in a garbage bag, I took a photograph. Quick successions of modern electronics give us the opportunity to chuckle at ourselves and the way we once worked — the further back, the funnier — but the actual utility of old machinery can't be overlooked. Forty megabytes once amounted to a lot, and this beige box was worth the price paid, or near enough. Apposite to this as to history: context, context, context.
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