When we were kids, computers were not exactly as prolifically available as they are today. Nowadays even toddlers are walking around with a handheld computer in their hands let alone the adults. Smart phones, tablets, laptops, you name it and chances are every person within a 1 mile radius as at least 2 such devices to their name (or possibly on their person right at this moment).
When I was a kid though? Well, I may only be 30, but let’s just say no one was getting a shiny new iPhone every year through their teens when I was that age. Even when I started university the on-campus computers were mostly clunky old monitors that showed the blue screen of death more often than a A-grade paper.
Halfway through my tumultuous university years though the administration decided it was high time we all joined the 21st century and tossed out the old monitors for shiny new models. Which is when I took this picture:
Out with the old and in with the new I suppose, quite literally in this case. Despite all the frustration and annoyance these musty old pieces of tech caused though, I think we all felt a little sad at the sight of them discarded and forlorn at the back of the room. They may have been hopelessly outdated, but they got us through a lot of classes, courses and semesters and in the end, we missed them, even if it was just a little bit…
In response to the WP Discover Challenge.