Sorting through some things in my house last night I realized I have an entire drawer full of cassettes, that I have no cassette player on which to play. I have an entire closet full of VHS movies. I still have a VCR that is not plugged into anything and probably will not be compatible with any technology in the near future anyway. I still have the original Star Wars trilogy in a VHS box set. In a cabinet in my utility room, I have two floppy discs that have been unusable since the late 90s to early 2000.
Why? Why do I still have these things? Maybe I failed to trade them in when they were still worth something and since I missed the boat I just kept them. Some do have personal worth to me, like the floppy discs contain files of things I wrote that meant a lot to me. Of course I have no way to access them or transfer them to something useful, that I know of anyway but I hold out hope it is possible.
I am by no means a hoarder. I just have the space in closets and cabinets to keep these things where I rarely see them. So what should I do with these relics of times past? Does anyone know of any reason they are worth keeping? Should I put them in a time capsule so that people of the future can see how difficult we had it – no instant skipping to scenes or songs?
Anyone interested in the Rambo box set of VHSs? How about the Back to the Future set? Maybe the first season of Highlander on VHS in a box set?