A Super Serial Card box

Apple Computer, back in the Apple ii days, made an add-in card tituled, “Super Serial Card”. I found a box that one came in and scanned the cover to display this awesome commercial art from the 70s/80s:

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What can we see here? Well, other than the fun old days of Apple Computer, before they turned all stiff and shiny, we have:

  1. Someone in a biology lab plotting two series of data
  2. Some music in front of what looks like the Moon
  3. Some chess pieces
  4. Programming in BASIC
  5. A safe dial (Did Apple computers control ATMs or something?)
  6. Bob Ross balancing his checkbook
  7. Three students (one of whom is very bored) playing a math game with a portable TV

As an aside, while Apples of this vintage could come with monitors, most of the time they were hooked to TVs (note the dials on #1’s display).

The math game #7 shows is off: The first problem has a double digit addend and a single digit addend and somehow comes up with with a… single digit answer.

Finally, they (Apple) somehow managed to get their FCC ID to actually say “SUPERSER”! I have no idea if that was a special dispensation, or if somehow they were able to request that, or what. Usually they are just randomized digits.

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