OT: online Mac System 6 Flash?

Judy Perry katheryn.swynford at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 14:36:51 EST 2009


I agree.
Like perhaps many a Mac convert, I distinctly remember my first Mac
experience.

I'd previously used various incarnations of DOS (does anybody else remember
the gawdawful experience that was WordPerfect under DOS?!?!!), a
Commodore-64 (Temple of Apshai, anyone?  I recall hacking it to get more
favorable character specs), a Timex Sinclair (did some primitive BASIC
programming on it) and the CSU's Central Cyber...

But once I saw a Mac, that was it.

My then soon-to-be husband decided we needed to buy a computer (quaint era
in which one computer per household would do!) and told me he was going to
buy a DOS box.

I told him that was just fine, but I was going to save my money until I
could afford to buy a Mac.

With much grousing, he bought us a Mac II instead.  256 Gray-scale monitor
because color would have run us an additional US$600!  (1989).  Total cost?
 About US$3,000 (and that was with an educational discount as we were both
enrolled at university).

In the nearly 20 years since, I must point out that we never did buy that
PC...

Judy

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 5:56 PM, Phil Davis <revdev at pdslabs.net> wrote:

> Thanks for posting this! I had forgotten how absolutely magical the Mac was
> at the time (even with its 512 x 384 screen!). I came to the Mac after a
> dozen years or so of mainframe systems development - traded in my COBOL,
> PL/1 & JCL for HyperCard & Pascal.
>
> Thanks -
> Phil Davis
>
>
>
>
> Judy Perry wrote:
>
>> OMG, eyeballs and all!
>>
>> You  know, I still have those eyeballs -- there's a version for OS X. The
>> Mad Mac Doctor recently related on the Hypercard list how, many years ago,
>> he had a client who thought that the eyeballs were in fact a somewhat lower
>> part of the human anatomy of a specific gender.  I about blew orange juice
>> out my nose laughing at it.
>>
>> Judy
>>
>> On Fri, 23 Jan 2009, runrev260805 at m-r-d.de wrote:
>>
>>  Hi,
>>>
>>> do you mean this   http://myoldmac.net/webse-e.htm
>>>
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Matthias
>>>
>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>> Subject: OT: online Mac System 6 Flash? (23-Jan-2009 23:53)
>>> From:    Judy Perry <katheryn.swynford at gmail.com>
>>> To:      runrev260805 at m-r-d.de
>>>
>>>  Inasmuch as tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of the introduction of
>>>> Macintosh, I am wondering if anybody knows off the top of their heads
>>>> the
>>>> URL for the site that has what I think is a Flash-based booting of the
>>>> Mac
>>>> (circa system 6 maybe?)?
>>>> I've tried googling but apparently am not using the right search terms.
>>>>  I
>>>> think that the site was in Germany.
>>>>
>>>> Anybody have any ideas?
>>>>
>>>> Kindest thanks,
>>>>
>>>> Judy
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