NEW YORK (FOX 13) - It was a blast from the past for one New York man.
John Pfaff dusted off an Apple IIe (2-E) that he found in his parents’ attic. The surprising part: the computer was working.
Not only was it working, but the decades-old technology asked him if he wanted to restore a saved game. Pfaff said the discovery made him feel like a kid again, and he tweeted updates of his nostalgic encounter.
He said he found multiple floppy disks with several different games, including Olympic Decathlon. He also found a letter from his later father that was written in 1986, when Pfaff was just 11 years old.
Apple IIe (2-E) was the third model in the Apple II series and was released in 1983.
Oh.— John Pfaff (@JohnFPfaff) February 17, 2019
An Apple IIe. Sat in my parents’ attic for years. Decades.
And it works.
Put in an old game disk. Asks if I want to restore a saved game.
And finds one!
It must be 30 years old.
I’m 10 years old again. pic.twitter.com/zL7wWxOo36
FOX 13 reported on this story from Tampa.