Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Retro tech lust: unopened Apple //c

Via BoingBoing, here's a Flickr set of a guy opening an unopened Apple //c he won off eBay. This was my first computer too, so I can't help but have a retro tech lust for this pristine bit of computing history. We played everything from Tapper and Lady Tut to Castle Wolfenstein, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and the text-based Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy on that machine. To say nothing of writing innovative BASIC scripts like:

10 HOME
20 PRINT "ROB IS THE BEST!!!!!!"
30 FLASH
40 GOTO 10

Looking at the list of games, I'm kind of impressed that all of that was available for those old machines. Look at that brilliant packaging. The polychrome Apple logo. It'd still be as sexy now if they offered it as a brand new product. Over a MacBook Air? Maybe.

Probably not. But maybe.

2 comments:

l.ementary said...

Have you seen this? Note the sign next to the door: http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joyarchives/1067.html

rob getzschman said...

Ain't that the truth! I'd bring some dollar bills for that show.