Once Upon a Time… Apple Cassettes
Long before the days of iPhones and App Stores, or even Macs and 3.5″ disks for that matter… Apple software came on 5.25″ floppies and… cassette tapes. Yes, like the same type of cassette tape your first album came on if you were a child of the 80’s or early 90’s.
And here you are looking at such a fine example of a relic from a bygone era, a super retro tape of Lemonade Stand, an extremely simple Apple II game that taught kids the business basics by way of running a lemonade stand. On the Apple II computer of course, though who didn’t run a lemonade stand in their front yard as a child?
This is from before my time but it’s fun to see anyway. Can you imagine putting a casette into a tape player to play a game? Half the kids these days don’t even know what a cassette tape is…
If you’re feeling super nostalgic, you can actually play a port of Lemonade Stand in Mac OS X and Windows XP, although you’ll need Rosetta installed to get it to work in Mac OS X, meaning users beyond Lion are out of luck.