Holy cow, I wrote a book!
one of the oldest computers at Microsoft still doing useful work
I had the presence of mind to salvage the 5¼″ floppy drive
from the machine, so that I could (someday) extract the data off
all the old 5¼″ floppy discs I have packed away in boxes
meaning to convert someday.
(Mind you, the data capacity of a giant box of 5¼″ floppy disks
is approximately equal to half of a CD.)
Oh, and by the way, if you know what a floppy drive is,
this question on superuser.com
will make you feel old.
I thought I was so clever,
salvaging an old floppy drive from a dead computer so I could
use it to rescue data from obsolescence,
but that was only thinking one step ahead.
I failed to think two steps ahead:
Nobody makes motherboards with 5¼″ floppy drive connectors!
Bonus coincidental posting date:
The Geeks Who Saved Prince of Persia's Source Code From Digital Death.