Some say the Classic Environment is dead. Apple would like to think so. But is it really? Probably a lot more of us are running old Mac applications in Classic than we'd prefer to admit. So the questions are: 1) What really ancient Mac applications are you still keeping alive and useful under Classic, and why? 2) Is the lack of Classic Environment support on the Intel Macs an impediment to you buying a new Mac? My answers: 1) I'm pretty sure the oldest application I still use regularly in Classic is Family Records 2.1, the genealogy application distributed for free by LDS church. It's from 1988 and still works fine in Classic. I keep it going because I haven't found a substitute that works quite so intuitively, let alone for free. 2) Yes. For years we used the late great WriteNow word processor in our business. I think I bought every version until it was discontinued in 1994. We must have written hundreds of old documents in WriteNow, which no current word processor opens AFAIK. But WriteNow still runs in Classic. To give up Classic would be to give up access to these documents, which just won't do. For now, I can't figure out how to do without Classic.