If you are old enough to remember Windows 3.1 and the year 1994, then you probably remember a time when we all spent an extraordinary amount of time installing and configuring screensavers.
We did this as a precaution against CRT screen burn-in, which was a serious problem in 1994. However, now that most of us use LCD monitors, screensavers are not required to prevent burn-in because LCDs don't have this characteristic.
This past week Greg Shultz rediscovered one of the most ambitious screensavers from that period and produced a photo gallery for us to look at and feel nostalgic about. The Microsoft Scenes Sierra Club Nature Collection provided users with a themed collection of 40 Sierra Club photographs.
Check out the full gallery: Microsoft Scenes screensaver and wallpaper program
I didn't have this collection myself, but it I see why it was appealing. What was your favorite screensaver? Do you still use a screensaver even though it doesn't really have a purpose anymore (other than aesthetics)?
Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.