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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Hello Computer

This last week I picked up a new computer. By new, I mean new to me. It is an old computer from 1989. A Macintosh SE. 

I have a lot of great memories with the MAC SE, playing Sim City with my cousins. As I was doing research on my latest computer I discovered that there are whole communities of 'low end Macs' and vintage apple computer users.

It got me thinking about one of my favorite scenes from Star Trek IV. Scotty attempts to chat with an Macintosh Plus. According to Michael Okuda , the screen of the Mac Plus was replaced with a video screen that could be driven at 24 frames per second.

Now I just need to find an old floppy of Sim City.
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