OK, I'll admit to creeping senility. We went to an estate sale Friday
and I bought a "fat mac" Macintosh from 1984 for the magnificent sum of
I'd planned on making a "Macquarium" out of it, but just for the heck of
it I plugged it in. It came up and beeped with an icon of a floppy with
a question mark. How about that.
Now I'm intrigued. I did some research and found it uses 400K 3.5"
floppies in some strange format which a PC disk controller can't write.
I also found that Apple has no interest in supporting anything that old.
I did find some disk images of various O/S releases, but they do me no
good because I can't write them in Mac format.
I'm going to look for Macintosh newsgroups as soon as I get through
here, but I've seen such a wide range of interests and expertise on this
group that I thought I'd give it a try too.
Does anyone have the fat mac software and the ability to copy it and
send it to me? I'd pay a few bucks to cover expenses, but obviously
don't want to put a lot of money into a $1 obsolete computer :-).
Where ARE those Iraqi WMDs?