Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to spend time with your loved ones and be thankful for the things you have. It also is nice to remember the early pilgrims who had much less then most of us do, and still managed to survive. But in all this spirit of thankfulness, I still get confused every year about why you crazy yankees have Thanksgiving so late in the year, way after any harvesting could be done (like in the pilgram's days).
I have a nagging feeling it's because people could make more money this way somehow...
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media