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by | Feb 14, 2017 | Uncategorized | 12 comments



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  1. Bill M

    I remember those old computers. I never had one at home, only at work. HyperCards were fun. I created a HyperCard troubleshooting guide used at several radio stations. When it comes to word processing, I'd rather use one of the old Macs or PCs than the cluttered programs we presently have. Long live the typewriter!

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  2. Mark

    Some of the best things were made in 1988…

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  3. Ted

    hey, you got it working again! (:
    Boy, I do not envy you the task of getting stuff off that thing onto new computers. Apple sadly had a corporate philosophy of obsoleting their old stuff in such a way that forward compatibility was almost impossible. The price you paid for ease of use was generally an expensive and constant upgrade path.

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  4. Richard P

    Happily, it never did stop working, and I don't need to get any data off it. There are floppy drives with USB connections, but I don't think they usually read 800K disks.

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  5. Robin Heilschild ????

    For me, that's a true, authentic computer. Not like the ridiculously slim screens with flat keyboards of nowadays. The 80's and 90's are awesome! :D

    You know how to preserve antiques in excellent conditions. I am Amazed & Astonished about the fact your Nice & Neat 1988 Macintosh 2 is still working as fine as its first days, when it was totally, thoroughly brand-new. I wish I could say the same about my first computer, a 1997 PC that I bought in the year 2001 and departured in the year 2015, after lots of updates. My second computer, another PC from the year 2006, couldn't last as much as my first one. :P

    What I love about ancient computers is how fast they works. <3

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  6. Robin Heilschild ????

    Long live the typewriter! <3

    Oh, yeah! When computers were only for computing data… (>///<)

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  7. x over it

    Copying information from these is easy! Any modern Mac with a USB floppy drive can read the disks.

    This is timely, because I was just looking at an old Mac I picked up for a few dollars last year, and am going to do a blog post on it next week or so.

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  8. Richard P

    Good to know. I may have some ancient files that might be worth preserving a little longer. There's still spike of floppies in a drawer somewhere.

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  9. Richard P

    Still a pile.
    %^}^*! iPhone keyboard.

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  10. Diane Maher

    I usually say, stupid tiny, keyboard.

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  11. shordzi

    Nice! I fully subscribe to your closing words. The data harvesting and marketing machinery is tantalizing.

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  12. John Cooper

    Word 5.1a is (was) my favorite version of Word. I guess we all love our first word processor best: I believe that George R. R. Martin continues to use the pre-GUI WordStar 4.0. But I do think that Word 5 was more elegant than its successors.

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