We have a new notebook pc coming, so I decided to clear a spot for it amidst the chaos that is our home office.  As I started moving things around, I realised that the number of unused cables, speakers, mice, and other peripherals lying under the computer desk was amazing.  Speakers from the PC we had two computers ago.  Docking stations for long defunct PDAs. The modem cable for my much loved but now long-gone Mac SE (heavy sigh).  Parallel printer cables. A whole bunch of blue ethernet cables I don’t recall installing.

I finally stopped looking. I was afraid I’d come across a couple of vacuum tubes or maybe a piece of an IBM punch card reader.