About Boxes from vintage Mac applications #Apple #Mac @morrick
How many times have you looked at the About box on an application? They are a window into the companies and developers behind the applications (and they often had useful info on memory size, etc.). In the olden days ™, there were no “Upgrade” buttons, internet was too slow or unavailable and trust was not established.
Riccardo Mori has captured a time capsule of old Mac software About boxes.
I started going through them one by one (the applications, at least; the games are more than 200!), and invoking their About boxes to find out exactly which version they were. I found some very old versions of popular applications and — equally interesting — there were also not-so-old versions of popular applications but in French and even German. I thought this exploration was worth capturing, so I took a few screenshots.
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