Question: What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for? It’s the type of thing that makes you feel like an old nerd. It reminded me of one of my teaching experiences late last year — one of the kids was looking at the title page of his planner (which contains all of the school’s contact information), and proceeded to ask me what a fax was. In a somewhat related note, both my father and brother say that faxing is still widely ingrained within the medical profession, and seemingly the legal profession as well.
In the early twentieth century, there were medicines to cure everything that ailed you. Many of them contained lots of alcohol, or a variety of opioids and other random root extracts. Hard to know if the medicines were effective or if the users were just drugged out and couldn’t feel any pain. Regardless, they lived in a time of gorgeous typographically oriented packaging.