Six years old. That's 42 in dog years, and it probably 99 in computer years.
My first computer had a memory of 4 K. That is K as in Kilobytes of memory. I became familiar with the WARNING' LOW ON MEMORY announcement. Within a year I had up-graded to 16 K. Whew what a relief. But even then you had to store data and programs on tape cassettes on your tape recorder, which plugged in.
When I bought this computer about six years ago and found I had 40, forty count 'em, GIGABYTES of memory I thought I could never run out. I had upgraded from three quarters of a gigabyte. Now I saved everything. Every letter, every bit of whimsical creative writing, every doodle in the paint program, every snap shot with the digital camera. I saved everything without worrying about the available memory space.
When I reached 92 percent full, I bought an outboard plug in hard drive with 160 gigabytes of memory as a stand-by memory. and NOW at last, I have received a notice from my tired old antique WARNING: MEMORY ALMOST FULL.
It is time to learn a new skill...how to transfer all these wonderful stored memories to my new out-board hard drive. When I can do that, I will never have to worry about running out of memory again...