Adorable kids react to an Apple computer from the 1970s -- they are not impressed

"I don't get it. I also don't get the 1970s"


Sarah Gray
May 27, 2014 6:00PM (UTC)

In this episode of "Kids React" -- a video series by the Fine Bros, where kids respond to current events and other cultural artifacts -- 11 kids ages 6 to 13 react to a computer from the 1970s. The computer is pre-Internet, pre-hard drive, pre-mouse and all around vexing to the Google generation.

In the video, the kids respond to an old pong-like game, floppy disks and the infuriating "error" message. Their reactions are priceless.

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"This computer is an error!" says 9-year-old Dash.

Some kids, however, were nearly impressed by the green pixelated game. "It's better than Flappy Bird," 6-year-old Sydney says.

The episode "Old Computers" and hilarious outtakes are below:

The kids might also be surprised that even in the age of smartphones, laptops and tablets some folks still use these old systems. George R.R. Martin famously uses a DOS machine to write out the wildly popular "Game of Thrones" books. Wonder what the kids think of that?

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Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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