I used an Apple IIe computer throughout high school and into my second year in college, before I bought a Mac SE. That following summer I sold the Apple IIe and everything that came with it – the monitor, floppy drives, and dot-matrix printer – and pocketed the cash. What I was left with were two boxes containing two dozen 5.25-inch floppy disks.
I could’ve thrown the disks away – I had already transferred all the files I cared about to the Mac. But for some reason I saved them instead. And the two dozen floppy disks stayed in two battered boxes for the next 27 years.