An elegant computer for a more civilized age

Apple ///

Somewhere, nestled in the woods near Santa Rosa, California, Ryan Powers came across this relic from a time better left forgotten.

This Apple /// serves as a dark reminder of the days when computer science pioneers were outcasts, and forced to hide in the wild, with little more than a 6502 assembler to keep them warm.

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  1. I remember going with my dad to the nearest town with a computer store to look at one. I loved it because it was running space invaders. Oddly enough that didn't impress dad.

  2. Hokey religions and ancient computers are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

  3. Good old times before the Dark Age, the Age of Cloud...

  4. LDoBe says:

    Judging by how easily they blow up, I'd be shocked if TIE fighters ran on anything besides Windows ME.

  5. lava says:

    Yeah it could boot up into old school Apple][ OS, or into the GUI ][GS environment. But it never had the tight Apple control over it that we saw with the Mac. For example I had WordPerfect for the ][GS, which first was amazing that WordPerfect ever even published an Apple][GS version, but existed in this weird half GUI world where it worked with a mouse and drop down menus, but it was green text on black background and monospaced columns of characters like some kind of bastard child of DOS and OS4...

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