Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lee’s Office, continued

Remember when computer software came in a great big box with several manuals and a dozen floppy disks that took more than an hour to load?

Remember when documents and data were stored on floppy disks that had to be labeled and stored in boxes that took up valuable real estate on your desk?

I’m guessing that all of this:

can now be stored on one of these:

I love technology almost as much as I love reclaiming all that valuable real estate.

Until next time,



Marin Thomas said...


Until just two years ago I was still turning in my books on floppy discs because I had an old computer...I love flash drives!

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Gillian Layne said...

Those little flash drive things freak me out. At my yearly work in-service they handed out to us--yes, a flash-drive, as opposed to a huge notebook. It's so good for the environment--but so easy to lose. :)

Jodie Esch said...

Yes, it's hard to believe that all of one's hard work is in such a little area.
You are making excellent progress on your office.

Lee McKenzie said...

Marin, until just a few months ago I had to use floppy disks with my old laptop. It had a CD drive but it was read only and I could never figure out to load the necessary driver to use a flash drive.

Gillian, you're right about flash drives being easy to lose although...touching wood here...I have managed to hold onto mine. Attaching a lanyard helps. The crucial thing is to not stuff it in a pocket and then put it through the wash :-)

Thanks, Jodie! I'm thrilled with my progress so far.

Gillian Layne said...

Sadly, I am the type of person who very much needs a lanyard attached to every little thing--kind of like when they attach a hub cap to a gas station bathroom key, so they'll get the key back. ;)

Lee McKenzie said...

LOL, Gillian! I'm terrible with mitts and gloves. Have lost more of those than I could ever count.

Years ago my grandmother knitted a beautiful pair of mitts for me and even though I was already an adult at the time, I had her put them on a string so I wouldn't lose them.

People where often surprised to see an adult with "idiot strings" but I always new where those mittens were!