I keep my laptop in a neoprene sleeve, which I carry in a laptop-specific backpack. I am careful with it, I dust it weekly.
The owners of these likely did the same.
Zip Drives, remember those?
“No way, I can store 100MB on ONE DISK whaaat!?!?”
And boxes of modems.
A 28.8k modem from US Robotics.
And now, all this is landfill.
This is partly why I don’t swap out my phone often. I’ve had a cel since the 90s, and just 7 phones in total.
(missing is a Palm Treo, a Motorola V60, and my current iPhone 4)
(you bet I wore the StarTAC in its holster, on my hip, like a boss)