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It’s a lowly machine, my Mac. The specs pale in comparison to even my Kindle: 8 MHz CPU, 4 MB RAM, 50 MB hard drive, and 512 x 384 pixel black-and-white screen. My current desktop PC is on the order of 200,000 times faster – not even including the GPU. Still, that Mac Plus was where I cut my computing teeth as a child. It introduced me to C, hard drives, modems, and the internet.

via Keacher “How I introduced a 27-year-old computer to the web”

Wondering will this be our generations restoration of classic cars? I know my first, the 486DX2/50, would have loved to jump on the internet. The AMD K6 that came after it had a number of screaming modems that loved the BBSs of the time could only dream of getting beyond 28.8kbps.

Prices skyrocketing as people try to re-acquire the tech of their childhood? We’ll see.

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