For those of you out there who have been pulling your hair out trying to figure out a way to connect your 27-year-old Mac Plus to the Internet, help is finally here.
Over on Keacher.com, an unnamed hero has documented an epic battle: getting a computer with an 8-megahertz processor, four megabytes of RAM and a 50-megabyte hard drive to surf the modern web.
For those of you youngsters reading this, megahertz came before gigahertz and megabytes came before gigabytes. Computers were slow, fascinating and wonderful all at once before the turn of the century. Now they just work without much thought, for the most part.
Anyway, the tale of this 27-year-old Mac is the tale of soldering, getting a Raspberry Pi to do some heavy lifting, and corrupted Zip disks. The stuff of legend, I tell ye.
Here’s video of the final product sloooowly loading up: The Y Combinator site takes around six minutes, for cracked ice. Unreal.
How I introduced a 27-year-old computer to the web [Keacher.com via Reddit]