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?


Sarah Gray

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

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