Word Processing, 1984 Style

Matt's Macintosh

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Matt Pearce of YouTube vlog, Matt's Macintosh, shared this lovely flashback photo showing what working from a desk might have looked like back in 1984 (sans the IKEA desk clock) over at our Apartment Therapy Tech Flickr pool...

It's a still from a video he produced showcasing what the original Apple Word Processor, MacWrite, was like to use way back when New Wave music was in, shoulder pads in fashion were sticking out, and when a 512×384 pixel resolution 9" screen was a normal desktop experience. 

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If you want to continue taking a trip down memory lane, you can download an emulator (Mini vMac 3.3.2 or vMac) and load up a ROM image to virtually run old Mac software from your modern day machine. The catch? Finding a ROM image (you'll need a bootable disk image for the Macintosh Plus; you can download the two System 6.0.8 install disks from Apple’s older software page. Look for “SSW_6.0.8-1.4MB_Disk1of2.sea.bin” and “SSW_6.0.8-1.4MB_Disk2of2.sea.bin”) But to be honest, you're probably better off hunting an old Macintosh!

Thanks to Matt Pierce of Matt's Macintosh for sharing!

(Image/video: Matt Pierce; Paul C. Pratt)