Monday, January 03, 2005

The long-awaited photographic answer

A few weeks ago, I posted a picture within a message entitled The photographic guessing game. I challenged you all to guess what the macro-photographed, rainbow-colored stripes were. I am thrilled that so many of you were so creative in your attempts to figure it out.

Now that I'm back from sticking my head in beach sand, I'm happy to end the mystery once and for all - well, until I post my next macro shot, that is.

It is a picture of a box of colored 3.5-inch floppy disks, viewed edge-on.

I included it here because these icons of technology that have lived on our desks and in our suitcases and knapsacks for the past two decades are rapidly disappearing from our midst. I often take pictures of things that won't exist for long as a way of ensuring I don't forget them.

Once again, thank you all for turning a silly little message with a silly little picture into such an enjoyable exchange. Count on the photographic pipeline containing more such surprises in future.


Jamie said...

Wow, that one didn't even cross my mind. I looked at the picture quite differently after that!


Anonymous said...


Just incredible, Carmi. I took one out just to see the detail. Curious what you'll come up with next...