What’s In Your Storeroom?

Harvey has an outdated technology check. Which of the following do you own?

As I have just cleaned out my storeroom, I know pretty well. Here’s his list, with the things I own emboldened:

  1. phonograph turntable
  2. phonograph turntable capable of playing 78s (Right here on the desk with my laptop)
  3. 8 track player
  4. cassette player
  5. 5 1/4 floppy drive (Most are Commodore 1541s; I think I recycled my last PC 5.25″ as mentioned in my previous post)
  6. 3 1/2 floppy drive
  7. a car with a carburetor
  8. a non-cable-ready TV (I am pretty sure I donated all the old Atari Party televisions before we moved to Springfield.)
  9. a dial phone
  10. a corded phone
  11. a winding wristwatch (Although I do own a winding pocket watch and, like Harvey, a grandfather clock that requires winding.)
  12. a manual typewriter (Although I do own two vintage electric typewriters, but no manual typewriters.)

Harvey asks for suggestions; of course I’d add some of the following which I own:

  1. VCR (I own 5)
  2. Betamax
  3. Laserdisc (Added so Charles could check another list item.)
  4. Atari 2600
  5. Nintendo NES
  6. SuperNintendo
  7. Maybe just “pre-1995 computer or gaming system”

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2 thoughts on “What’s In Your Storeroom?

  1. I have a cassette player, a 3.5 inch floppy drive, a corded phone, a non-cable ready TV, and a VCR.

    I live in an apartment and I’ve moved about every two years of my post-college life, so I tend to pack light.

    Add to the list:
    20. a wind-up clock, c. 1930.

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