This weekend we helped my wife’s sister move into her new home. Instead of unloading boxes and furniture, however, we were brought in to clean the place up.
The previous occupants left a hideous mess which needed to be removed. Yet, within the debris something special caught my eye!
I couldn’t believe it—a real honest to goodness, old school Macintosh Classic! Were my eyes deceived? Had the former tenants left in such a hurry that they’d neglected to retrieve their priceless treasure?
And then, I thought to myself…
“I wonder if this thing works!?!?”
At that moment, I knew I had an entry for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.
So, I grabbed the Mac, it’s keyboard, mouse, and cables, hooked them up and plugged it in.
As I waited with gleeful anticipation for the familiar Macintosh startup chime I was greeted instead with what sounded like a dying dial–modem and the smell of burning plastic.
Unfortunately, there was a reason that this particular Macintosh had not been brought with its owners.
This Macintosh Classic has passed on. It is no more. It has ceased to be. It’s expired and gone to meet its maker. In short, it’s run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible.
No longer did I wonder whether or not this Mac would run. For I knew that this was an ex-Mac.
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