2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 08:36
A blogger with the nickname Quinn Dunki climbed into the basement of his parents' house with a noble mission - to find old floppy disks and transfer information to the Internet before the magnetic plates crumbled from time to time. However, I did not take into account the factor of nostalgia and ended up spending the whole day admiring the ancient hardware and software.
These boxes have not been opened since the mid 80s. of the last century, however, such a circumstance will not confuse an inveterate IT-guy. It's expensive to deal with single-layer boards, jumpers and transistors - what is dilapidated is re-soldered without much risk. The mother's completely sour battery had to be cut out altogether, but is it worth worrying about the safety of the 30-year-old settings?
The eye is attracted by solid brass fasteners - there were times when flimsy plastic had not yet flooded everything around.
On the underside of the drive for 5-inch floppy disks, there are legs not made of cheap synthetic rubber, but of real cork, while the filling of the device comes from Japan.
Those under 40 do not even realize that this country once played the role of "China", saturating the market with components and finished products with a frightening intensity for the United States.
Unscrew, inspect, clean off plaque, step by step - Quinn Dunki caught himself as he took apart both the floppy disk drive and the Apple IIc computer itself. But this is not the iMac 2015 with its 1 out of 10 maintainability according to iFixit, the old hardware only benefited from disassembly and assembly.
And 5-inch storage media, despite the expired 20-year shelf life, did not get moldy and turned out to be quite efficient. Armed with the Copy II Plus utility for the Apple II, the blogger reached for the floppy disk tray and pulled out at random … the Infiltrator II game.
The further course of events was a foregone conclusion, finding his favorite childhood hit, Gemstone Warrior, Quinn Dunki spent the rest of the day, without much success, trying to break his own record set by him 20 years ago.
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