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Poobah
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Friends, Going through some bulging file drawers. Should I dispose of (destroy) such things as OS 8 install media (floppies, CD), early (VERY early) versions of Acrobat, other Adobe software, - you get the picture.
(For old time's sake, saving the folder of stuff related to purchasing my first Mac system - IIsi, Laserwriter printer, monitor - a touch over $4000 as an educator, early 1992. Includes unused Apple decals when they were multi-colored.)


"For what is age but youth's full bloom,
A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
Posts: 2066 | Location: West Bloomfield MI USA | Registered: June 13, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Poobah
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I don't believe you need to destroy that older software. None of it will install on any computer built in the last 17 years anyhow. Proper recycling would be the best option.

I too remember going through multiple paper boxes full of older software that was outdated and realizing that we spent a lot of money, but they were now worthless. Felt the same with older hardware that had outlived its usefulness.


Dave McGuire
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Jedi Master
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I've also got a box with "classic" software like MacWrite and MacPaint and floppy disk installers for System 7, 8 and 9. I keep thinking there's some collector or tech museum somewhere who might want them, though they probably have little if any actual monetary value at this point.
 
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So, there is currently no value in legacy software, hardware, and books?
 
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Poobah
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There is Sentimental Value to older Software, Hardware and Books...

But unless the Hardware is still new in box... Software is rare... and books are signed by the author... finding a buyer for what you feel it is worth is harder and harder to locate.


Dave McGuire
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Posts: 2106 | Location: Orion Twp, Michigan | Registered: July 25, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Poobah
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We all spent a fortune on software & upgrades early on, because tech improvements were coming so fast. It IS difficult to part with because we (meaning "I" and whoever) enjoyed those heady early days of learning, ooh-ing and ahh-ing. Most of you have way more apps than I do, but the space crunch beckons. - Must part with some. The recycle recommendation should have been obvious.
Thanks all for memories and ideas.


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A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
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Poobah
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PS: Anybody have a use for these floppies - never used.


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A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes


 
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Here's a suggestion if you don't want to waste them.

Get a sheet of cork, cut squares the same size as the disk and glue to the bottom (Spindle side). Viola .... Looney Tunes Hi Tech Drink Coasters!


Calvin Carson

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Poobah
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Definitely unique, Calvin. Only from the creative genius of Mac users!


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Poobah
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I actually know a guy who lives in Indianapolis who is an avid Apple anything collector. He just went off with several of my older computers, a printer, SCSI cables and drives, some software, modems, trackballs, etc. He's in AA every few months because he has relatives in the area. He would probably die for some older software. I'm going to really gather the rest of my golden oldies (hardware and software) and pass them on to him. My family will be delighted.
 
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Poobah
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Donna - And YOU TOO will be delighted to see some extra space open up in those shelves, closets, drawers!


"For what is age but youth's full bloom,
A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
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