Feeds

Watch: Kids slam Apple as 'BORING, the whole thing is BORING'

Are you listening, Tim? Millions have seen this

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Vid Show an Apple II computer to a bunch of kids and film their reactions for YouTube. What could go wrong?

If there's one thing more annoying than children, it's creaking old technology. So those of a sensitive disposition should probably look away now, because one viral-video team has decided to combine these two weapons of mass irritation.

The Fine Bros, a pair of sibling Youtubers, have made a whole series of videos in which kids react to various things. So far they have reacted to ludicrous novelty record One Pound Fish, which they seemed to like; gay marriage, which they also appeared to dig; and a Walkman, the tape-playing ancestor of the iPod. It's safe to say they were, like, totally unimpressed with Sony's effort because, duh, cassettes.

Ain't nobody got time for dat, sorry, DAT.

So what did the happy children of modern day America make of the Apple II computer, a system that went on sale in 1977?

"Three decades ago I would have loved to to have this, but now it is just a foot stool," one child remarked.

Youtube Video

"It's very hipster," said one child. "Kind of like a a boxy telly."

Built into a beige case with all the beauty of a wet Milton Keynes morning, the Apple II came with a MOS Technology 6502 CPU which waltzed along at 1MHz, and had support for up to 64KB of RAM. Of course, the kids didn't know this.

Other youngsters were flummoxed by the concept of a floppy disk, and they also struggled with the number of buttons. What they didn't have any difficulty doing was speaking on camera, proving this writer's suspicion that Americans are trained to act on telly from the minute they emerge from the womb.

"The games are boring, the stuff is boring and the whole thing is boring," a super confident young boy concluded. "I don't get it, and I don't get the 1970s."

No one did, lad. No one did. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?
Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.