[Nottingham] who needs archives?

godfrey at gnnix.co.uk godfrey at gnnix.co.uk
Sat Aug 15 14:22:22 UTC 2020


I am having to do a big clear out and among my piles of books I have 
come across a folder of old computer programmes and other items going 
back over last 50 years. Anyone think it is worth keeping such things as 

programme to calculate Apollo moon launches (written in 1970);
letter to local phone company, Diamond Cable, on how to become internet 
point of presence;
letter to employer's clients (like BA, BASF, IBM, Bay Networks, HP, etc) 
on using '<' and '>' to mark pieces of their press releases in bold or 
italics, for use by translators, written in early 1980s;
article in local magazine promoting use of electronic mail, written 
around 1985.
Those letters were written whilst I was employee of a PR company, and 
when I left I joined a hosting company located in Hockley.

I am of a mind to junk the lot, along with old diaries and piles of 
photos from travels across USA and Europe. What does anyone think - keep 
or junk it all?


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