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===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===
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*The email's page title says "Compy 086" instead of "Compy 386", and there's an icon on the black and white [[Wikipedia:Apple Macintosh|Mac]] desktop that says "Compy 086". This is a reference to the [[Wikipedia:Intel 8086|Intel 8086]], the first 16-bit processor introduced by [[Wikipedia:Intel|Intel]]. Macs of that vintage ran on [[Wikipedia:Motorola 68000|Motorola 68000]] processors, not Intel processors. It may be inferred that Strong Bad was using either a screen simulator or fast-loading OS emulator because the OS is at the desktop immediately after Strong Bad's keystroke and is not shown booting.
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*The email's page title says "Compy 086" instead of "Compy 386", and there's an icon on the black and white [[Wikipedia:Apple Macintosh|Mac]] desktop that says "Compy 086". This is a reference to the [[Wikipedia:Intel 8086|Intel 8086]], the first 16-bit processor introduced by [[Wikipedia:Intel|Intel]]. Of course, Macs of that vintage ran on [[Wikipedia:Motorola 68000|Motorola 68000]] processors, not Intel processors. It may be inferred that Strong Bad was using either a screen simulator or fast-loading OS emulator because the OS is at the desktop immediately after Strong Bad's keystroke and is not shown booting.
**One explanation of the "Compy 086" designation is that with the introduction of the 68020 processor, Motorola's processors were sometimes referred to by dropping the "68" and abbreviating their names to their last three digits - Macs were said to run on "020", "030" and "040" processors. It is reasoned that that is where the "0" in "086" may have come from in this email.  
**One explanation of the "Compy 086" designation is that with the introduction of the 68020 processor, Motorola's processors were sometimes referred to by dropping the "68" and abbreviating their names to their last three digits - Macs were said to run on "020", "030" and "040" processors. It is reasoned that that is where the "0" in "086" may have come from in this email.  
**However, it should be noted that Apple officially pronounced the processor lines by their full generation names and by spelling out all the numbers in the names individually, (i.e. "six-eight-oh-two-oh, six-eight-oh-three-oh, six-eight-oh-four-oh"). Many Mac users followed that or a similar full pronunciation of the processor generation names (the other popular variant being "six-eighty-twenty, six-eighty-thirty, six-eighty-forty"), although for convenience the triple digit abbreviation was sometimes used in third-party product literature. In other words, the aforementioned triple digit abbreviation was not officially used by Apple to refer to the processors, nor was it necessarily used by many users.
**However, it should be noted that Apple officially pronounced the processor lines by their full generation names and by spelling out all the numbers in the names individually, (i.e. "six-eight-oh-two-oh, six-eight-oh-three-oh, six-eight-oh-four-oh"). Many Mac users followed that or a similar full pronunciation of the processor generation names (the other popular variant being "six-eighty-twenty, six-eighty-thirty, six-eighty-forty"), although for convenience the triple digit abbreviation was sometimes used in third-party product literature. In other words, the aforementioned triple digit abbreviation was not officially used by Apple to refer to the processors, nor was it necessarily used by many users.
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*The Mac desktop has a floppy disk icon that reads "[[Wikipedia:The Manhole|The Manhole]]", one of the first computer games by [[Wikipedia:Cyan Worlds|Cyan]], the company that would go on to make [[Wikipedia:Myst|Myst]].
*The Mac desktop has a floppy disk icon that reads "[[Wikipedia:The Manhole|The Manhole]]", one of the first computer games by [[Wikipedia:Cyan Worlds|Cyan]], the company that would go on to make [[Wikipedia:Myst|Myst]].
*Visible on the Mac's menu bar are a closed pair of eyes from the old Mac shareware program MyEyes. These eyes would open to follow the cursor around and blink periodically.
*Visible on the Mac's menu bar are a closed pair of eyes from the old Mac shareware program MyEyes. These eyes would open to follow the cursor around and blink periodically.
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*The Apple desktop has [[Wikipedia:Karateka (video game)|Karateka]] on it, a [[Wikipedia:Karate|karate]] combat game developed by [[Wikipedia:Jordan Mechner|Jordan Mechner]] in 1984. Karateka was popular in the 1980s, so it can be inferred that this Macintosh environment is very old.
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*The Apple desktop has [[Wikipedia:Karateka (video game)|Karateka]] on it, a [[Wikipedia:Karate|karate]] combat game developed by [[Wikipedia:Jordan Mechner|Jordan Mechner]] in 1984. Karateka was popular in the 1980s, so we may again infer that this Macintosh environment is very old.
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