Every couple of years, I take out my old Macintosh Plus to boot it up and play with it. It is, quite frankly, amazing how many things are exactly the same in OS X today as they were in System 6. For instance, I couldn’t find an OS X Finder keyboard shortcut that didn’t work in System 6, barring of course, those that pertain to technologies no availble in the mid-80s. I just realized that it is amazing that this computer is now 22 years old, and still works. Sadly, it is on it’s last legs. The CRT is going and the floppy drive no longer works.
In this video, you will see a Macintosh Plus with these following specs:
System 6.0.4, Finder 6.1.4
1 MB RAM
30 MB External Hard Drive
You will see it run Shufflepuck Cafe, Control Panel, and Microsoft Word, as well as some of it’s desktop applications like Calculator. Also keep your eye out for the error dialogues that I get. Notice how human the errors are. Its apologizes to me for not finding a file. This is a truly intuitive computer.