Back in the spring of 2006, which is incredibly already 4-1/2 years ago, I took my (at that time) 15-year-old Macintosh SE/30 — the most loved and capable of all compact Macs — out of storage and used it as my daily desktop computer for 30 days.
I posted my observations of the experience online at my then-active blog, indusurreal.com. That website is long gone, but the birth of AT has had me thinking more fondly of such things lately, so I went to the Wayback Machine, but sadly it was never archived there. I then dug through some old zip archives in the back-forty of my hard drive and found my original HTML account of my “usability experiment.” I still own the domain, so I un-parked it and, for your enjoyment, re-uploaded the web document to its original location: www.indusurreal.com/retro.htm
For those who don’t wish to slog through it, I’ll give you the 10-word synopsis: Old software is a struggle, but old hardware sucks more.