Finding the technology you used as a kid can be a pretty fun trip down memory lane, but I can only imagine how wild it would be to find a 36-year-old computer from your youth that still somehow works. Nostalgia becomes purer with age, folks.

John Pfaff unboxed an old Apple IIe (first released in 36 years ago in 1983) which had been sitting around in his parent’s attic for “decades” and plugged that shit in, as you do on a Saturday night. To his delight, the computer fired up and hit him with a wave of nostalgia so powerful I can’t even begin to comprehend it.

After whacking an old disk into its drive, it even asked if he’d like to restore a saved game. Unreal.

From there, Pfaff continued to load up some insanely old gear and reminisce about his childhood.

At this point, I’d like to remind you that we’re talking about hardware that predates the 3.5-inch floppy disk you may remember from the 90s. These were the big-ass floppy disks that were indeed, floppy.

Yep, that’s a 5.25-inch magnetic disk, which I only ever remember seeing at my primary school, and even then it was outdated as hell.

He even got a video of one of the games so you can hear the soundtracks of yore. What an absolute vibe. But the best part is his comparison to current technology, as well as a reminder of how good we have it these days.

You gotta have the 6th backup, mates. You just never know if the other 5 are reliable. This bad boy was a little beyond my years, but I can only assume it invokes the same nostalgic feels that the Windows 95 startup jingle does for me.

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