Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My Antique Computer

   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...

   Oh, yeah?


garnett109 said...

I went out and bought a flash drive for that plug it in it down loads itself

specialadyfink said...

Yep,that's what i want-some flash drives--cheap and portable...
In case you need something to do--come visit.........

madcobug said...

I just plugged mine into my computer then sent every folder I wanted to over to that drive. It didn't take long at all. Of course I did have things divided into different folders. Helen

jmorancoyle said...

    I said that the last few times I upgraded. Good luck.