Verboticism: Auldwangsyne

'Wow! Look what my grandpa gave me!'

DEFINITION: n. An old media format that is no longer popular or easily accessible, such as floppy disks, VHS tapes or stone tablets. v. To try to access data stored in an old-fashioned media format, especially it requires the use archaic technology and/or protocols.

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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: old-WANG-sine

Sentence: Computers, voice mail and all those other modern gizmoes were not what Bob dreamed of, he yearned for the clatter of the typewriter and the world of wordprocessors, and the days of auldwangsyne.

Etymology: The Wang Co.founded in 1954, makers of typewriters and early word processors & "auld lang syne" expression meaning "days of long ago"

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Comments: Auldwangsyne

Jabberwocky - 2008-03-14: 14:21:00
bittersweet just like the song

silveryaspen - 2008-03-14: 18:26:00
Nostalgic! A tribute to the byte-gone ways! Has such great heart! Exceptional!

Nosila - 2008-03-14: 23:20:00
Should ALT acquaintents be ForMat and never brought to Mines...

Tigger - 2008-03-15: 15:10:00
Very technostalgic! Does anyone remember those 8-inch floppy disks? I think some of the Wangs had those...