Stephen Chapman is a developer, reverse engineer, writer, and hobbyist software preservationist. While on his never-ending quest to be a one-man Microsoft Archives, Stephen takes to his collection of rare/odd/fun Microsoft memorabilia to hand-pick pieces to share with the world via Thurrott.com. You can follow him on Twitter or reach out via email.
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Recent November, 2021 Stories
*Brrring-brrring!* "Hello? What's that? You say you have some nifty, collectible Microsoft telephone cards from Japan to talk about? Do tell!"
Did you know there are Microsoft relics residing in the Smithsonian Institution and Google Arts & Culture? Come on in and see some of them for yourself!
After being obscured by the sands of time for over two decades, here is a long-lost Office Assistant from Microsoft Japan!
This is the story of Microsoft's part in a deck of playing cards that currently sells for $800!
Did you know there was a Windows 95 pre-launch Japanese promotional CD of "Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones? If not, I have one here for you to check out!
In 2005, Microsoft Japan released a limited edition "Windows 20th Anniversary" boxed set of Windows XP. Come on in and read all about this rare curiosity!