The wonderful thing about the Internet is that it lets people who love to do insane things instantly show off their creations to the rest of the world. One such person is Jeff Keacher, who has written at The Kernel about his experience hooking up his ancient 1986 Macintosh Plus up to the modern Internet via an incredibly lengthy and comically intricate process that involved installing the old-timey MacWeb 2.0 browser, hooking the computer up to a home network through a Raspberry Pi, and using a
This is a fun little tech article. While I admit that I still can’t bring myself to buy a Mac as my main computer while I adore their mobile devices, what this article tells me is with a little tweaking, the foundation of the technology is still sound and workable almost 30 years later. Hopefully all device manufacturers continue to think this way. Heaven knows I have a number of old laptops sitting around collecting dust because the hardware is too antiquated to work as a current laptop or desktop, but perhaps if small accessories like the Raspberry Pi hack can be used, more people could gain computer technology to connect themselves to the rest of the world. I wouldn’t have an issue donating my old laptop that way if a cheap hack could be done.
It’s something to think about. I just found this interesting.