Floppy Disks

I opened a desk drawer today and found four 3.5 floppy disks. Each have to be almost twenty years old, relics from college yesteryear. I remember going to the computer lab, disk in hand, writing pascal computer programs. Many times, I burnt the midnight oil crafting research papers due the next morning.

Yes, there is nothing like waiting until the last minute.

Still, I have little recollection of what’s on these disks. I’m not sure I want to know. The .doc files are probably five versions back and computer labs were notorious for hosting all kinds of viruses. I wonder what an old virus would do to a modern day computer. So, do you order the external drive and do a little digging? Or, do you leave the plastic squares be? Sometimes, mysteries should remain unsolved.