Business Software and Weight

Remember when business software came in big hulking boxes and weren’t just digital downloads? When the manuals were so heavy they could be used as literal boat anchors? Rik’s Random Retro remembers. In fact one of the heaviest ones I have is Wordperfect for DOS. Coming in at a very sturdy 7.6 lbs or 3.3 kg it’s a true chonk.

Is this relevant to anything? Nope! But it’s a fun thing considering software has gone the way of nearly all digital but there is something special about big package business software from the 90s. Everything had a box and many of them were heavy as…

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