Going beyond memory


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I operated my first, very basic computer in the early 1980’s. Back then as a six year old little girl, I used the computers in our primary school's learning lab to practice reading and math. We also played games to learn shapes and understand simple geometry. And we accessed pre-written programs from large, floppy discs. Remember those?

Later on in the early 1990’s, I found myself back in the computer lab at Agnes Scott College, writing papers, pulling all-nighters and living on coffee and sugar. By then, discs were getting smaller and we used them to save important information. Remember those 3.5 inch floppy disk cartridges in all kinds of fun colors that you could label with a pen?

Later still in the 2000’s and 2010’s, floppy discs had become obsolete and we were saving all of our data – anything and everything we knew or had experienced and wanted to remember and be able to call up at any time – on our...

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