(Almost) Abandonware and Avril Lavigne

By , 2011-01-16 00:10

I am currently in the process of cleaning my room. And in two very distantly related events, I came across things which reminded me of the beginning of this decade. 2002 to be exact.

The first was the music video for Avril Lavigne’s “I’m with You”, which I found on YouTube while going about the usual Internet procrastination.

I miss teenage angsty Avril. “Let Go” was so awesome back in ’02. And now we’re stuck with new, “grown up” Avril.

"Grown up" Avril...

The second 2002 artifact is an old Adobe Photoshop 7.0 for Mac CD. Naturally, I figured I’d install it just for kicks rather than continue cleaning, So I whipped out my old 12″ PowerBook G4 (Also from 2002!) and popped the disc in the drive and fired up the installer, only to be asked for a serial number. Now, I have no idea where the documentation or box for this disc are, so I thought “ah crap, I’m stuck!”.

But then, I realized, Google has the answer to just about everything, so why not give that a try. Sure enough:


So I typed it in, and

What do you know, it works! (By the way, I do not condone piracy and bla bla bla. If you really want, I can post a picture of the ORIGINAL Photoshop 7.0 disc. Which I own.)

Those were simpler days, when software was protected only by a string of digits and pirates spoke freely on the message boards, and a short, sassy, Canadian “skater girl” could have international fame.

And this concludes my lame little trip down memory lane.

Edit: Well this is disappointing.


And so was this.

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