If you are a computer geek from way back, you probably have a lot of old computers in storage collecting dust. It is understandable. You love these devices even after they become obsolete. You have fond memories of using them. Even if it is just collecting dust at this point.
Well, this original Mac 512K spent 30 years in storage before being booted up to see if it worked. And it booted up just fine. I’m not sure that today’s devices would do that well. As the saying goes, they just don’t make them like they used to.
This computer belongs to the mother of Apple worker Chris Espinosa, who worked with Apple for several years and was even a member of the original Mac team. His mom kept her Mac 512K in storage with the original packaging and everything, for 30 years. She was curious about whether it would still start up or not. So was her son of course.
Espinosa removed the computer from storage and it booted up just fine. It was a bit yellowed, which is typical due to the materials used, but no worse for wear. These things are made to last and they last very well.