Then I came across a video tape player but again didn't have the heart to throw it away on the grounds that sometime I may need to play old tapes. I guess that sometime will be never.
Finally came across a box of floppy discs. No idea what you can do with these. Maybe somewhere there is a machine that can turn the files into word format for modern computers. This does raise a serious technology question though. Over the past few months I have been donating items to the village archive. The archives mainly consist of maps and written documents. Once upon the time floppy discs were the latest in technology. Now they are virtually unusable. Perhaps in the future usb drives will be obsolete. So what is the point of keeping records etc on technology when in a few years it could be useless? Guess we will just have to keep printing stuff out!
Tonight we attended a civic reception held by the chairman of South Norfolk Council, Cllr David Bills. A nice evening chatting to a variety of people. David has been a great benefactor of Hethersett during his time on the council - long may it continue.
Tomorrow we have a healthy Hethersett day in the village library.