A New York professor has Gen Xers reminiscing about their childhood after he posted images of his decades-old Apple lle computer on Twitter Saturday night.
John Pfaff dusted off the old computer that has been sitting in his parent’s attic for decades, and to his surprise, it still turned on.
Apple IIe was the third model in the Apple II series and released in 1983. This version touted features such as the ability to use both upper and lower case letters and full functionality of the Shift and Caps Lock keys. All models of this computer were discontinued in 1993.
Pfaff restored the saved game of Adventureland, a text command game released for microcomputers by Scott Adams in 1978.
Pfaff found floppy disks with several different games of the time including; Millionware, Neuromancer, and Olympic Decathlon.
This game… never got past the first level despite HOURS of (pre-internet cheating) trying.
Now w the web, I have a shot.
The music, tho. That classic Apple IIe music. pic.twitter.com/ebeXNzoCs2
— John Pfaff (@JohnFPfaff) February 17, 2019
Besides finding games on the floppy disks, Pfaff came across saved copies of his high school assignments and a note from his late father.
Pfaff showed off the vintage system to his own children and their reaction is what you’d expect from a generation that has moved on 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.”
More info on John’s Twitter thread.