Confessions Of A Game Show Contestant

When I was in college, I worked part time, as a technician, at the university computer store. At the time, there was a school-wide upgrade initiative, so many afternoons I would take my tool bag and head to a professor’s office to upgrade a PC from a 10MB hard drive to a 60MB hard drive.

That is not a typo. The PCs were being upgraded from 10MB to 60MB.

Each new hard drive took about twenty minutes to install, and then it had to go through a 2.5 hour initialization process. So the routine went like this: […]