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Prompt for the Day: “Legacy”

The people from the Daily Post division of Word Press actually chose this prompt for yesterday, but I had a doctor’s appointment, so I am using it today.  The prompt for my writing today is “Legacy“.

My Legacy

Legacy used as an adjective is basically what I started my networking career working with!  It is relating to old or outdated computer hardware, software, or data that, while still functional, does not work well with up-to-date systems.  My first full-time job working with networks was on machines that had been around as about as long as I had personally!  Wasn’t even 21 years old but was trusted with huge mainframe computer operations.  Communications between desktop computers were not using ethernet there yet.  That upgrade happened during my third year with the company.  They had been creeping along using Token ring.  (Used to joke about it being Broken ring in reality!)

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