Macintosh SE – Manufactured 1988

A hapless meander along memory lane started recently when I could not resist purchasing this “Classic Macintosh” computer I had seen on eBay, I purchased it for $34. After contacting the owner I  discovered that it had been used in a Baptist Church until it was sold to the previous owner at a garage sale.

So where does one look for software and information about these devices? The following websites proved useful places to start.

What can you do with a Compact Macintosh

You can compose and play music: ConcertWare is was around in 1984 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Concertware.png

You can use it for education and games: An early version of KidPix works very nicely on a Mac SE, thank you.  There are a raft of Macintosh games for Mac OS 6.0.7.

Let me have a look!

Ok, so you want to see some of what my little Mac SE can do, then have a look at http://www.d4.dion.ne.jp/~motohiko/index.htm there are about 7 or so games on the right hand side. You will also find some other links which may be of interest. The full list of games is here http://www.d4.dion.ne.jp/~motohiko/game.htm

A great place to find old games is the Macintosh Garden,  http://www.macintoshgarden.org/ and if this does not make you want to rush out and buy a vintage Mac, then you are safe from the ancient and only Macintosh virus which instead of computers preys upon humans.

Another interesting games site is http://homeoftheunderdogs.net which mainly lists DOS games, however there are some Macintosh games listed. The site is interesting because it lists many rare and unknown games which are themselves a tribute to the many original game designers of that era. These days there appears to be less  original “none violent” games available for kids to choose from.


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