I found an old copy of ALDUS PAGEMAKER in a sealed box and wondered if it was good for anything.

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I found this old copy of ALDUS PAGEMAKER and wondered if it was good for anything.

NIB Aldus Page Maker version 3.0 May 1988 Vintage in sealed Box | eBay

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 21, 2017

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Maybe as a doorstop unless you have Windows 2 or Mac OS9

Aldus Pagemaker 3 for Macintosh was shipped in April 1988.[12] PageMaker 3.0 for the PC was shipped in May 1988[13] and required Windows 2.0,[14] which was bundled as a run-time version.[15] Version 3.01 was available for OS/2 and took extensive advantage of multithreading for improved user responsiveness.

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May 21, 2017

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gener7  wrote

Maybe as a doorstop

I was gonna say the same thing .

Or perhaps you could re-purpose the cardboard box, manual and floppy disk into craft projects. 

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Vintage computer software does not hold the value of old comic books and TV themed 1960s tin lunchboxes.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 21, 2017

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I had a Green Hornet & Kato lunchbox.  Gosh, I wish I knew where that thing went.

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I'd see them in the dime stores, but I went to schools that had cafeterias. If I had any idea of what they would be worth, I would have bought several and put them in cryogenic storage.

Now I'm finishing up my vacation in my hometown and all the schools I attended are gone.

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May 23, 2017

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Maybe as a doorstop unless you have Windows 2 or Mac OS9

Mac OS 6 at most.

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It would be a nice piece in a museum of softwares.

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Vintage Software and Manuals do have some value, however, storage and space are always a consideration.

I do have a couple OS 9 machines that I keep around.

These can be rented out as props in a historical movie, however, making that connection is usually a pipe-dream, at best. Also, there are computer history museums and groups. The plus there is that if they're 501(c) 3, you can make a tax deductible donation for the "collectable" valuation. Much better than donating to thrift stores.

Best thing to do is have your throwaway eMail address hooked up to your personal website with pictures and contact ability. Pack it away nicely inside another box, label, log it and post it. Find a nice place to store it. Someday you may get a surprising eMail.

I donated a vintage TV to a computer gaming museum a few back, analog Toshiba big screen, and it was food for a $2500 deduction. My son gave it to me because he thought it was junk…

-RAW

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My guess is that the original poster of this question on Quora took my advice and ditched the box...

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