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Some miscellaneous computer-related items I have collected.

We found a pile of these in my parents house. Apparently, my mother took a correspondence course in COBOL and ALGOL during the late 60s or early 70s. Learning to program was hardly "hands-on" when you had to write your program on a paper form, snailmail it and then wait a couple of weeks for the results. "We had never seen a computer, we didn't even know what it was", she told me - an experience I believe is shared by many aspiring programmers from those days.

8-inch floppy I found in a highschool computer lab. It's hard to tell from the photo, but this thing is huge.

MS-DOS on 5.25-inch floppy. It doesn't say which version, but a likely candidate for 1986 would be 3.2.