Inside the Intense, Insular World of AOL Disc Collecting

We mostly used them as drink coasters, but sometimes we’d practice our 1337 ninja skillz by chucking them at brick walls and watching them shatter. Occasionally we’d stick them in the microwave and see what developed.

Most people threw out all those “50 Hours Free!” CD-ROMs that were everywhere in the 90s, but a select few collectors made it their mission to hoard hundreds or thousands of the discs.

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