The old mac, (I never thought I would call it old), got a new life at .... my mother's place.
She is turning 73, had never touched a computer in her life, knew NOTHING about any of that, and since I have brought the old Powerbook into her home, she so totally crazy and excited about all this (word processing letters and recipes, doing budgets and income tax reports out of spreadsheets, emailing me when I'm out of town or in the U.S., etc.) that it kept her awake at night for almost 2 weeks! LOL
But this is not the subject of my email. I just wanted to thank you for creating and maintaining http://coyotecom.com/database/old.html. As her expectations will grow towards the old powerbook,I will be able to mine the site and find new applications for her. Web browsing text-only for instance since she is already asking to read the newspapers web editions, etc.
The problem with the old Powerbook is not so much RAM or speed (although it has only 8 megs and is slow), but the black and white screen (not even grayscale) that makes all websites look like blackholes! LOL But I think with text only, at least, she can surf around.
Thank you again for the website. I found the url along with other urls in MacHome March 1999 edition, in an article about running old macs in this day and age.
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