Now here’s blast from the past! I was going through some of my old website files from the early 90’s looking for something specific (I can’t even recall what it was I was looking for now…) and found some Apple IIc print ads from my old Apple II+ fan site:
According to this Apple Computer, Inc. print advertisement (circa 1985), every kid should have an Apple IIc after school. I never had the IIc, but I did have the Apple II+ (I still want to type as “][+”). Maybe that’s why I didn’t turn out quite right.
I ran my first “website” on my Apple II+ which back in the day was called a BBS and I was the SySop (LOL). I ran it on one dial-up 300bps line with an AppleCat modem and four full-height 5-1/4″ floppy drives. I programmed the BBS using Apple Basic. Good Lord, those were the dark ages of personal computing, but I loved every minute of it. Now if I can just find that old photo of me in my Adidas cut-off t-shirt holding my Apple II+ with the cover off, oh that would just be real special. I think all that was missing was a propeller cap.
Well, enough of my geeky childhood… read the text of this ad for a good laugh. Click the image to view it full size and look below for two more print ads.
Here are a few more:
Sep 5, 2007 (7:46 pm)
Love the new site. On your geeky childhood, don’t forget running that paper route on your Moped to fund your computer habit.
Sep 5, 2007 (9:01 pm)
…and my coin-op addiction. One of these days I’m going to buy a Donkey Kong coin-op if it kills me!
Sep 10, 2007 (9:00 pm)
I remember saving up to buy my first ][e, eventually had 2 e’s and a ][c…loved it. Stayed up all night hacking with friends. The novation apple cat modem – that brings back memories.
I remember the first “Color” BBS was the most incredible thing in the world. I think two people could be on at one time. WOW.
Remember Zork and all the Infocom games?
Those machines are probably still in my garage somewhere…
Thanks for the memories….
May 5, 2009 (1:54 pm)
i think every kid should have a computer for school because its easier theres more space and it saves trees so try to get your local school to get computers