20.6.08

Feeling my age, redux

Is it scary that I clearly remember three out of Wired's selection of five obsolete storage formats? And for the other two (the 8-track and punched tape), the ex-boyfriend in the US used to make enough 8-track jokes that I feel like I know what they were, and who hasn't seen punched tape in some old spy thriller movie, eh?

As for feeling one's age in internet terms, there's always news about Yahoo issuing new Rocketmail accounts to trigger ye olde memories of an ex-student and an ex-colleague who had accounts there way back at the beginning of this century. The funny thing is that "Rocketmail" makes me think of, you know, something blasting off at high speeds, and the two people I remember having Rocketmail accounts were not what you would call explosive personalities.

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2 Comments:

At 6/20/2008 11:28 pm , Anonymous Robert Stone said...

By the way, do you know if that punched taped business has anything to do with ticker tape? What the hell is ticker tape anyway, and do they still use it?

Zip disks... I'm sooooo happy that's over. Benoit recently threw out his cassettes but held onto his 8-track recorder (that actually uses cassette tapes). Weird.

 
At 6/22/2008 9:33 pm , Blogger Tym said...

I don't think anyone really uses ticker tape anymore. But at a secondhand/antique store today, I saw an 8-track player that was still working (well, the radio bit of it was still blasting music).

 

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