Plus there are several utilities to deal with the files.bbs files, my registrations information for the paid utilities and various docs on how to use the archive tools and batch files I used for automated file conversions. All of them on a little floppy... All Zipped up of course .
Another floppy had my QEdit and List program uncompressed in case I needed to use better tools than msdos had. I'm willing to bet I can find my MSDOS 5.1, 6.0 to 6.11 install disks somewhere. I might have to rescue one of my old 486dx boxes to have some old flashbacks! I also have a book disk for DRDOS with SuperStor, boy that has huge, not to mention dos networking in DRDOS 7.0 by Novell.
I still have some QIC80 tapes and the reader I should look at. I even miss my OS/2 - 21 floppy box set. That took so long to load just to be able to add a second phone line to the BBS. The phone guy could not understand why I would need three phone lines in my tiny apartment.
All this makes me yearn for my old Comodore64 Color BBS with dual 1541 floppy drives later upgraded to Enhancer2000 drives with a couple 1541II in between. That was a huge investment in those days. Unfortunately I sold it all (software and hardware) since the PC's could now do sound and 256 colors! That was a huge improvement over my green and amber monochrome screens and even a 256 gray scale monitor till I needed a VGA screen. My first 17" SVGA screen was so huge, I just had to have this to start my DTP (Desktop Publishing) business. My first HP LaserJet, LJII, LJIII, LJ4P man, it just never ended. Who would have thought we would need more than 80 characters per line when 65 was the real standard use. We all new in those days anything over 40 characters was just a waste of characters.
I even remember having to learn WordPerfect 5.0 and forward in DOS and hating the Windows version. Boy did I miss the old keyboard shortcuts taped to the keyboards. They really started to get out of hand there for a while. And then this little company from Redmond , Wa. came up with this thing called Word, it really sucked compared to WP 5.1!
Then came the huge hard drives from the mfm (anyone remember diskpark.exe?) straight to a Conner 120mb ide to adding a second 120mb then to a bunch of upgrades doubling every time. Thinking in wonder how a GB would never be needed, TB dreaming, PB never heard of it! And then the cd-roms, 2x -24x to a Pioneer six cd changer (one at a time folks), a cd tower, SCSI interfaces...\ all for a stupid BBS to use the said floppy disk.
I hope this makes someone laugh, we are getting way to serious around the globe at this very moment!