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Man finds Apple IIe on parental loft and continues on computer nostalgia tour – GeekWire



(Twitter photo via @JohnFPfaff)

They will love this at the Apple Genius bar.

A New York professor took a stroll down the memorial path on Twitter over the weekend after discovering a decade-old Apple IIe computer in the attic of the parents' home. The machine still worked when John Pfaff turned it on and even asked for a saved game to be restored after inserting a disc into it.

Pfaff realized that the machine was probably 30 years old ̵

1; and that he put his hands on it again made him feel 10.

Pfaff, author of "Locked In", a survey of the US prison system, ended up talking at night on Saturday when he tried many floppy disks in the 30 year old computer.

He played a few games, reviewed notes on disk cases and even read a letter on the machine that his late father wrote to him in 1986 when he was 11 years old and away at the summer camp.

Pfaff was also blown away by a retweet from the famous science fiction writer William Gibson, who responded to Pfaff finding a copy of the 1988 game "Neuromancer" – loosely based on Gibson's 1984 novel of the same name. [19659017] This game … never came past the first level despite the HOURS of (pre-internet cheating) attempts. 19659003] Well online, I have a shot.

The music, tho. The classic Apple IIe music. pic.twitter.com/ebeXNzoCs2

– John Pfaff (@JohnFPfaff) February 17, 2019

Check out several of Pfaff's tweets:

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