Monthly Archives: April 2006

Old computers don’t always die

Geek alert:

I’m posting via e-mail from a Macintosh PowerBook
1400cs, with System 7.5.3 and Netscape 4.7. Ilene
saved this computer from way back in her record
company days, and lately the kid has been banging away
on it.

I remembered that its modem card (22K speed, I
believe), also has an Ethernet option, so I was able
to configure it and get it on a network connection (I
think you need a router to do this — I don’t think it
would work straight through a DSL modem).

So that’s my geeked-out moment.

(For those keeping geek score, any art that appears on
this item was added with a “modern” computer that is
supported by Blogger.)