Tuesday November 12, 2013

Computer History Museum Releases Apple II DOS Source

Oh, this is fun. The Computer History Museum got permission to publish the Apple II DOS Source code as part of their library to document the history of classic software. They have text files for part of it, but some of the code is provided as PDFs from scanned sheets of the green-white printer paper—complete with feeder holes. I loved tearing those things off.

This brings back so many memories of hacking the Apple IIgs as a teen. I learned how to do assembly and C programming by picking apart whatever I could find in a few dozen magazines at the local library, all while dreaming about the day when we could find all this information instantaneously in “cyberspace”. Good times.