After 5 years of talking about it, next weekend I get to finally organize and clean my office. I suspect there will be a huge celebration in the nations capital – as I suspect my dirty office and the economy are somehow linked.
One of the things I noticed is the wires and devices I have, that I haven’t used in more than 10 years. I still have all the cables needed to setup a 3 mac AppleTalk network. Why? I don’t know. I even have over 500 floppy disks still in the containers.
Some of the floppy holders I have to keep. I sold Slots (floppy disk holders) that were stackable when I first moved to Cincinnati Ohio. I ended up selling them to a couple of colleges in the northern Kentucky area.
I also found the 28 issues of “Kindle the Flame.” When I was running the Society of Dead Teachers in the late 80’s and early 90’s I indulged my long time fantasy of publishing a magazine devoted to teaching. We had over 100 subscribers at the peak of the publication which was really quite fun. I suspect most of them just read the front page and filed it, but it was a magazine.
Another thing that I found was the 11 poetry notebooks I wrote from 1977 to 1991. Each of the poems in there carefully handwritten on notebook paper (in pen Mr. Sturbaum). But I can’t look at those right now or I will never finish the overall cleaning process. If anyone needs coax cables – let me know!
I also found my old packet network modem and something like 20 coaxial cables. Not sure why I have so many cables, but then again not sure why my office became such a mess in the first place.
I guess life happens.