Any old computer can host a website, and now one enthusiast has taken that turn of phrase literally.
As first spotted on Boing Boing and Slashdot, on the frontiers of the world wide web one man is keeping the URL rhyal.com up on a Macintosh SE/30 running MacOS 7.5.5. Apple released the SE/30 in 1989, and the base model shipped with a 16 Mhz processor and 1MB of RAM. The computer I’m typing this on has a 4.2 GHz processor, and 32GB of RAM. By today’s standards, the SE/30 is seriously underpowered, but that doesn’t mean it’s worthless.
Professor @JohnFPfaff discovered a 30-year-old Apple IIe that laid dormant in his parents’ attic for years. He booted the computer and to his surprise found it in good working order, leading him on a journey down memory lane.
Perhaps close enough?