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Finding your Apple II computer 30 years later: a thread #Apple #AppleII #VintageComputing #RetroComputing

Via John Pfaff on Twitter where he received his childhood Apple II computer from his parents’ attic. It is amazing to read the remembrances.

The thread has received thousands of likes and retweets. Vintage computing (and memories) are alive and well!

Oh.

My.

God.

An Apple IIe.

Sat in my parents’ attic for years.

Decades.

And it works.

Put in an old game disk.

Asks if I want to restore a saved game.

And finds one!

It must be 30 years old.

I’m 10 years old again.

My kids thought things were insanely retro when my wife and I played NES Super Mario on the oldest’s Switch.

Tomorrow morning their definition of retro is going to shift significantly.

Hacker screens!

And ASCII art!

On a 35 year old 5.25” magnetic disk from the first Reagan Administration.

It’s like riding a bicycle. But need to get that 100m dash time down a bit. That was respectable in the 1980s, but not anymore.

I FOUND THE APPLEWORKS PROGRAM DISK.

Insanely, it had been sitting in the disk drive for 30 years.

I took it out without looking at the title.

Going w 1995 to avoid any Y2K issues. And look: “folders.”

Just found this letter my dad typed to me in 1986, when I was 11 and at summer camp.

I REALLY WONDER what my theory abt the daily newspaper comics Spider-Man was.

My dad passed away almost exactly a year ago.

It’s amazing to come across something so “ordinary” from him.

Ok, my kids won’t care why I didn’t go to bed when they wake up at dawn tomorrow (well, today).

I’m so happy that this thread seems to have brought back so many good memories for so many ppl.

That’s not how my TL usually is, and it’s been a fantastic chance of pace.

Night, all!

See the entire thread with all the pictures here.


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