Sign The Abandonware Petition!

I’ve been stymied in my plans for a post about screen design due to trying to track down an example from classic monochrome Macintosh days. (By the way, if anyone out there has a complete set of Educorp or NYMAUG NYMUG — NY Mac User Group — library disks, you might have what I need! Email me!)

As I’ve done fruitless search after search, I’ve come to realize that a lot of tech history is disappearing right in front of us.

This should not happen!

One of the things I ran across today was classic Mac OS running on an iPhone. This is something I’d love to have.

But when it comes to the programs I used to have — they’ve just about disappeared into the void. It’s as if they never existed.

Go sign the Abandonware Petition to try to make it possible to keep software alive.

Someday the stuff you’re running on your iPhone right now will be obsoleted — and there will come a day when you’d like to run it again.

Signing this petition could help make that a future possibility.

2 Responses to Sign The Abandonware Petition!

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Mike Cane, Mike Cane. Mike Cane said: NEW POST: Sign The Abandonware Petition! @jafurtado @mrpower @stroughtonsmith @cimota @reeze […]

  2. Andis says:

    Why would you like to run old software or hardware? The only reason I can think of – it makes you feel young(er). Has hardly anything to do with anything else. IMHO

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