Snippet: The Twiggy Mac Lives! ☇

Shared on January 31, 2014

This is a great story of old-fashioned geekery and resourcefulness (via Cult of Mac):

Nearly three decades after Apple Computer introduced the Macintosh, a pair of incredibly rare Mac prototypes have been discovered and restored to working order.

The computers, known as Twiggy Macs because they used the same 5.25-inch Twiggy floppy disk drive found in Apple’s doomed Lisa, were tracked down and painstakingly brought back to life by Adam Goolevitch, a vintage Mac collector, and Gabreal Franklin, a former Apple software engineer.

As I have a collection of older computers (not necessarily that rare), I’m always more worried about the degradation of disks keeping them from working, especially on the oldest machines.

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