There are objects in our lives that will forever be related to childhood: a favorite toy, for example, or the first chapter book you read and really relate to.
For most of us, these items are forever lost – long ago sent to the garbage box of Goodwill. Not so for Professor John Pfaff, who on February 16 shared with the world a discovery that blew him right to his personal past: a working 30-year-old Apple IIe computer.
"Oh, my God," he tweeted . "An Apple IIe. Sat in parent's loft for many years, decades, and it works."
The vision of the computer, which was first released in 1
"Insert an old game disc," wrote Pfaff. "Ask if I want to restore a saved game and find one! It must be 30 years old. I'm 10 years old again."
In the subsequent tweet storm, Pfaff documents and replicates the games to their youth. Clearly, this man regrets putting away his childish stuff all year ago.
Fortunately for him, these things were only safely stored in their parents' & # 39; lifted.
wow. So this was an old trivia game I loved (Millionware). This screen comes to the point where it says "Say" Hello "to our participants Donna."
And then the hard drive drives its little red light.
Then you get "Thanks, Donna."  1984 computer humor. pic.twitter.com/dFnbQk7y0D
– John Pfaff (@JohnFPfaff) February 17, 2019
Pfaff's discovery and subsequent Twitter thread inspired others to chime on computers in days earlier, and what followed was an emotional walk down the memory.
Please excuse me while I play and play someone Oregon Trail .