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.