Was pretty sure that I had transferred all my documents from high school (18 years ago, the horror) on to CD-R, but nooo... All I have is a zip disc labeled "Backups". I was mostly curious to see how little my writing style had evolved, but that will have to wait for another time. Somewhere, I do still have an IDE zip drive. I'll have to make sure I extract it from the G3 Power Mac shell it's still entombed within before I consign said Power Mac to the council tip.
The box of CD-Rs I do have is like some kind of shitty time capsule from my younger self. "Here, all these Mac shareware installers and really bad anime DivXs were very important to me, and I hope you will value them." Funny, that.