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The year is 2214, and your computer’s dusty hard drive has just resurfaced at an antique store. Write a note to the curious buyer explaining what he or she will find there.

Dear buyer, I hope you won’t find anything about me in this piece of old electronic garbage you have purchased. I erased everything I had recorded in my personal computer before discharging it, to make sure I left no traces of my activity before buying a new one.

You’ll find old hardware, so you can have an idea of how the computers were in my time and maybe even some software to try old programs, but no contents. I was a very private person.

If you’re really interested on me, then you’ll have to keep searching just in case I had a sudden death, and had no time to erase the hard drive of my last computer. In that case, you’ll find some meaningless pictures, old music, and outdated documents. Nothing exciting. But this is only a possibility. I can’t promise you anything. So I recommend you not to waste your time and your money on me.

If you’re interested in amazing hard drives, you should look for something bigger like the ones that were owned by the NSA, for instance. Lots of data about the known world to analyze there.

I would like to finish with a warning saying that this hard drive will self destruct in 5 seconds, but if you are still reading this note, I guess the self-destruction system is not working.

Buyers, Beware?.


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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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