Many times during my little restoration projects I'm given this opportunity to peer into the depths of history, as well as my own soul. When my system dies on me, I sometimes glance over at these ancient dinosaurs of technology. I hearken back to the era of 64k systems. No crashes, no unexplained errors, no problems. Booting up your word processor consisted in plugging in a cartridge and turning on the PC. All this technology? For what? Progress is slowing on the computer front, except for games, and let's not forsake our computer heritage; like our human elders, they can show us the mistakes of the past, and how to best improve the interfaces for the future. Many times I'll mess with one of these "outdated" PCs and their software, and am suprised how many keystrokes, commands and tricks I remember from these programs I haven't ran in 11 or 12 years, but I can't for the life of me remember how to mail merge a document in Word '98. Perhaps I remember them better because I was young and had a greater learning capacity, perhaps it's because today's programs are too complex. I almost prefer these older versions of many of the programs for their lack of options, which don't confuse the user with menus, features, and unexplained bugs; they simply function for the purpose they were designed for. Anybody know how to hook up a HP LaserJet 4 to an Atari 800?