[IAEP] Looking for very old hardware
rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Sat Aug 8 02:21:49 EDT 2009
Whilst I don’t know anyone with a working machine that old [wish I had
kept mine .. :-( ], I have a group asking around in Melbourne. Small
online upgrade companies such as one here called Macfixit could help
2009/8/7 Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com>:
> Hello All,
> I asked this question about a year ago, but would like to ask it again. I
> have been given some educational math software for elementary school written
> in Basic (or,maybe, "machine language") for the old Apple ii series. I also
> have a copy of an excellent program for Algebra I, also for the Apple ii
> series. Both of these are "teacher tested and approved."
> About 2-3 years ago I gave away my old Apple iie along with the dual disk
> drive, monitor, and printer. I have looked on ebay and there are some for
> sale there for very low prices plus a high price for shipping. Of course,
> they all claim they work, but have no guarantees.
> I would like very much to be able to put these old 5 1/2" floppies in, boot
> them up and print out the code so some enterprising Python programmer could
> convert them for Sugar. I'm not even sure the disks will still work. They
> are probably 20+ years old.
> Does anyone reading this list have access to a working Apple ii system with
> monitor and printer? If so, I could send the disks to them and they could
> do the print out of the code. These are excellent, public domain programs
> (one is from the old "softsawap" we used to have in California.
> I have one of the disks here in MT. The other is at my home in CA.
> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
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