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Running Old Mac II Software on a Smartwatch Is a Great and Terrible Idea

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When Macintosh II debuted in 1987, it was the first color display for Apple computers. It was a software leap forward to be sure, and now it fits on your wrist—if that’s something you want.

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YouTube user Corbin Davenport is like a retro-computer-to-smartwatch porting expert. He’s brought Windows 95 to smartwatches and now Macintosh is getting a turn. It’s a neat little moment of tech nostalgia, seeing old boot-up screens and menus, until you try to navigate anything without a mouse.

Yeah, I think I’ll stick with Android Wear, thanks. [Android Police]

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Technically the Apple IIs had color options as well; long before the Mac. Also you could get a SCSI color display adapter for the Mac Plus - I'll admit that is picking nits since it was third party.

The main value in these emulators is nostalgia, mostly for games. I have little desire to run VisiCalc again! On the other hand, I haven't played Bilestoad in a looooong time.