I posted about this camera a little over a week ago, and since then I’ve managed to get a charger and two new batteries for it.  Too, I was able to determine that I already had a reader that can interface with the type of memory card it carries.  It lives again!

After going to eBay for those parts and receiving them from the seller, I plugged the memory card into the reader and discovered a trove of pictures from 7 years ago.  Pictures of my cat Rochester, as well as some pictures of the house (outside) and several of places that I’d forgotten I’d taken the camera.

It most definitely reminds me that I have a lot of old tech here in the house.  The basement is a veritable treasure trove of all of my old computers way all the way back almost to the point where I started with computers.  For whatever reason, I still have pretty much all of them, even going back to 1988, when I purchased an 8088 computer from a catalog, and it arrived with a small 14″ VGA monitor, the tower was sideways and didn’t have a hard drive, two floppy drives (one 5.25″ and the other 3.5″) and an external 300 baud modem.  The modem required a telephone connection, so in order to use it, I had to tie up the phone line at my parents’ house, and no incoming calls could arrive at the house.  Not that a lot of people called us anyway, but a far cry from the way things are done 30 some odd years hence.

But getting back to the camera, it also reminds me that I have a lot of other cameras in the house.  From the really ‘old school’ Kodak Brownies that my Dad collected to his 35 mm Minolta SLR that took film, to my Canon Rebel XT DSLR that most definitely doesn’t.   I had checked eBay about a year ago to see how much the Canon was worth and just for the heck of it priced both it and the Minolta.  Wouldn’t you know, the old SLR is worth more than its advanced descendant.  I guess nostalgia really does pay more!

Although with my recent computer woe, the option of being able to download the pictures off the memory card are shelved for the time being.  I do expect by the time that I need to transfer more pictures off the card I’ll have options, even to the point if I get a new computer, just pulling out the card reader from the old tower and inserting it in the new one.  Not a really difficult matter, just have to have the right slot and be able to connect it to the motherboard.  So I’m not overly concerned at this juncture.

Perhaps I’ll grab out my Canon in another day or so and take some pictures!


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