The LC series carries an odd sort of nostalgia for me. The middle school I attended had three computer labs full of LC IIs, along with several others in the school library.One single LC II in the library had some sort of connection to the internet, and was my first introduction to the World Wide Web. A few of the other library LC IIs were connected to Pioneer CD-ROM changers loaded with various encyclopedia and other educational CDs.

The LC IIs in one of the computer labs were equipped with Apple IIe cards, which I can remember making use of all of one or two times. I remember being taught to use Open Apple+Y to eject floppy disks instead of using the Eject command in the Special menu, which I found a bit odd, but went along with. The LC IIs in one of the computer labs were equipped with Apple IIe cards, which I can remember making use of all of one or two times. The LC IIs in the main lab (possibly the other labs as well) were connected to an Apple LaserWriter printer via an AppleTalk network. Pretty high-tech stuff for the early '90s, and far more advanced than the Platinum Apple IIes I'd used in elementary school.

When I was in college, one of the buildings had a two-floppy drive LC show up in a trash pile along with an external hard drive and CD-ROM drive (caddy-type). I grabbed the HD and CD-ROM drive for my Mac SE, but didn't have enough room in my backpack for the LC itself, so I left it behind. I later regretted this decision, as an examination of the contents of said HD revealed that the LC had likely had an Apple IIe card installed in it. This touched off a search for one of said cards which took several years to resolve.

One of my friends had an LC III as their main computer, which I eventually ended up acquiring. It worked last time I tried it, though the external SCSI port might be a bit flaky. Once I finally managed to acquire a IIe Card along with the Y-cable (two separate purchases at the MIT swapmeet on the same day!), I installed it in the LC III, installed the software disk on the HD, and it's worked fine with everything I've tried with it thus far. Guessing it'll need to be recapped at some point, of course.
-Adam