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My son just saw my new Apple IIe, then I showed him the manual and told him that these need command line prompts.

His response was, "This is Pagan Savagery!"

Understandable from a kid that grew up with Neintendo, and Playstation and everything has a friendly GUI.

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Comment by Wholly Mindless on November 27, 2008 at 9:00pm
Once you've managed to create a disk you won't have that problem. Just shove it in and watch it go. (unlike a Commodore 64....)
Comment by Wholly Mindless on November 27, 2008 at 9:01pm
Show him Wizardry or Ultima and you'll lose him...
Comment by MacMan on November 28, 2008 at 2:21am
Fortunately at an early age I was introduced to command prompts with BBC Microcomputers at school. Those were the last days of them really as they were soon replaced by Mac LCs. I remember everyone being amazed by the Mac since it used a mouse, which no-one had really seen before.
Comment by Kathryn on November 28, 2008 at 1:40pm
So far, the Apple IIe will power on, but the monitor will not. One of the floppies works, and the other does not. I'm going to try to take the cover off and check the connections, and clean it up a bit. See if that changes anything. If not, seems I'll be looking for some spare parts.
Comment by Wholly Mindless on November 28, 2008 at 7:03pm
You should be able to check the output from the Apple by connecting to any reasonable composite jack on a current TV. It'll probably look bad, but you should be able to rule out the //e's video output.
Comment by James on November 29, 2008 at 6:21am
Amazing isn't it? The Apple //e was so far ahead of its time that it had composite video out -- standard! Macs wouldn't have composite video out for years -- even then it usually required an expensive AV model. ;)
Comment by Kathryn on November 30, 2008 at 7:25pm
WM, great idea. I will definitely try that.
Comment by Wholly Mindless on November 30, 2008 at 7:27pm
I'd bet it's the power switch on the monitor. Apple never really figured out power switches in the early years, even when they bought from other companies and put their name on it.
Comment by Kathryn on December 2, 2008 at 11:49pm
Really? Wow, could it be that easy? Well, hear me say it like I know how to fix the power switch.


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