A prehistoric computer that was dumped on our verge has slowly been dismantled over the last few weeks. It is not even rubbish collection week here, so I think the previous owners of this relic hoped that it would be useful to someone, or would simply just disappear one day.
I think it must be similar to the mentality regarding leftovers in our house. There will be one manky boiled potato and half a sausage remaining after dinner, and this will be put on a plate in the back of the fridge and named ‘Leftovers’. Leftovers is then forgotten about until it has grown legs and is ready to move out and start a family of its own.
I’m not sure who is slowly taking this dumped PC apart piece by piece, but I have a theory. Tiny robots have evolved over the last 30 years or so from discarded computer components, and they feed on the reminants of old technology left on the side of the street. They live simple lives inside their monitor houses with their computer mice pets and they nibble away at their ram sandwiches while the motherboard robots tend to the baby robots, also known as floppies.