Joshua Bell, an employee of Linden Lab, creators of the virtual world Second Life, has posted to YouTube a demonstration of a program he’s written that streams video from a Windows machine to an Apple IIc. The specific program he’s streaming is Second Life, which appears on the Apple II monitor shortly after its original display on Windows.



The process requires no custom Apple II software and only a USB to RS-232 Adapter for additional hardware. Though the communication is one-way and offers no interactivity on the Apple II end, it is nonetheless an impressive display of a modern application for a vintage computer and is perhaps a sign of things to come.