A New York professor has Gen Xers thinking back about their youth after he posted pictures of his decades old Apple lle PC on Twitter Saturday night.
John Pfaff tidied off the old PC that has been sitting in his parent’s attic for decades, and to his astounded despite everything it turned on.
“Put in an old game disk. Asks if I want to restore a saved game. And finds one!,” he tweeted. “It must be 30 years old. I’m 10 years old again.”
Apple IIe was the third model in the Apple II series and released in 1983. This adaptation touted highlights, for example, the capacity to utilize both upper and lower case letters and full functionality of the Shift and Caps Lock keys. All models of this PC were suspended in 1993.
Pfaff reestablished the spared game of Adventureland, a text command game released for microcomputers by Scott Adams in 1978.
“What shall I do next,” reads the brief on the screen.
“This is tricky, because three decades later I can’t quite remember where I left off this round of Adventureland.”
Pfaff discovered floppy disks with a few different games of the time including; Millionware, Neuromancer and Olympic Decathlon.
Other than discovering diversions on the floppy disks, Pfaff came across saved copies of his secondary school assignments and a note from his late dad.
“Just found this letter my dad typed to me in 1986, when I was 11 and at summer camp,” he tweeted. “My dad passed away almost exactly a year ago. It’s amazing to come across something so ‘ordinary’ from him.”
Pfaff flaunted the vintage framework to his very own kids and their response is the thing that you’d anticipate from a generation that has proceeded onward to an iPhone X.
“My oldest, who is 9, exclaimed “that’s a computer?!” in genuine surprise, and then pointed at the floppy drives and asked “what are those?” My younger twins just kept laughing at how silly it seemed to them.”