Apple Visual Almanac Interactive LaserDisc System Demo’d

Simon Inns of the Domesday Duplicator project has just posted a video that shows the original 1989 “Visual Almanac” working on an old Mac.  The system works by connecting a compatible LaserDisc player to a Mac via a serial cable, then using the installed software to control the Laserdisc player’s output to a TV.  It was pretty cool seeing this old tech in action…and even cooler to know that there’s a group of people looking to preserve both the content and experience!

Check out the video below, as well as an interview with Simon and Chad of the Domesday project explaining how it all works!


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