Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Nov 2013 10:55 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Apple

The Computer History Museum (CHM) announced today that it has, with the collaboration of the Digibarn Computer Museum and with permission from Apple Inc., posted the historic original 1978 source code for the Apple II DOS "Disk Operating System."

Pretty cool. More on the Apple II can be found at the Computer History Museum's blog.

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Hehehe !
by Kochise on Wed 13th Nov 2013 11:10 UTC
Kochise
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2006-03-03

Now let's return back in time, spoof Apple before Apple, hire Woz and Jobs and rewrite history !

Dr Devil

Edited 2013-11-13 11:11 UTC

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RE: Hehehe !
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 13th Nov 2013 16:20 in reply to "Hehehe !"
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2006-07-14

Ugh, I can't imagine having to have Jobs as an employee back in the days when he was only eating fruit, not bathing, back stabbing ( see the atari incident with the breakout bonuses), and arrogant as hell. I'd much rather work for him than visa versa.

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RE[2]: Hehehe !
by phoudoin on Wed 13th Nov 2013 17:28 in reply to "RE: Hehehe !"
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2006-06-09

What!? And miss an unique occasion to be the second one *ever* to have the pleasure to fire Steve Jobs from Apple!?

Noway. Gimme that time machine right now!
;-)

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RE[2]: Hehehe !
by Alfman on Wed 13th Nov 2013 19:50 in reply to "RE: Hehehe !"
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2011-01-28
RE[2]: Hehehe !
by Kivada on Thu 14th Nov 2013 02:24 in reply to "RE: Hehehe !"
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2010-07-07

Ugh, I can't imagine having to have Jobs as an employee back in the days when he was only eating fruit, not bathing, back stabbing ( see the atari incident with the breakout bonuses), and arrogant as hell. I'd much rather work for him than visa versa.


Be more fun to just mess around with history and do what we did to a friend of mine who went 3 weeks without bathing, jump him with a bottle of dish soap and a garden hose with Woz.

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by leech on Thu 14th Nov 2013 03:36 in reply to "RE: Hehehe !"
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2006-01-10

Ugh, I can't imagine having to have Jobs as an employee back in the days when he was only eating fruit, not bathing, back stabbing ( see the atari incident with the breakout bonuses), and arrogant as hell. I'd much rather work for him than visa versa.


Would have been more interesting (and probably game changing) if someone had talked Nolan Bushnell into not selling Atari to a bunch of morons that caused the great video game crash.

Who knows, maybe we would all be using Atari or Microsoft products instead of Apple and Microsoft. The Amiga probably would have been owned by Atari as well (seeing as how Jay Miner left Atari because they wouldn't see toward the future and allow him to develop based on the Motorola 68000. The way early Atari was, I think all the early engineers were encouraged to do what they do best, engineer things!)

There are definitely a lot of what ifs.

So the real question for this topic... is there anything useful in this source? Or at least something to say to modern software engineers "let's don't or do follow what went down so long ago..."?

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RE: Hehehe !
by Alfman on Wed 13th Nov 2013 18:04 in reply to "Hehehe !"
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Kochise,

If you could only pick one of the two, wouldn't you choose woz?

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by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 13th Nov 2013 20:09 in reply to "RE: Hehehe !"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Well, I'd hire Woz with a strict no flying planes section in his contract.

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by Kochise on Wed 13th Nov 2013 20:49 in reply to "RE: Hehehe !"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

It's a matter of alchemy I bet. You cannot get Apple without one of its component : Woz as hardware and software designer, Jobs as envisioning leader. See Apple when Jobs was fired : Apple declined with no vision, Next was pretty good with some other pretty good techies but no Wozniak in sight.

I really think that one of the main talent of Jobs : finding the right profiles to do the jobs... <- pun intended !

Another one I see similar in vision, but more versatile in products, is Sir Richard Branson.

Kochise

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RE: Hehehe !
by twitterfire on Thu 14th Nov 2013 07:42 in reply to "Hehehe !"
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2008-09-11

Now let's return back in time, spoof Apple before Apple, hire Woz and Jobs and rewrite history !

Dr Devil


I'd rather return back in time, spoof Be Inc., hire Jean-Louis Gassée and make BeOS big!

I like that OS much more than any OS Apple has made, including latest Os X.

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RE[2]: Hehehe !
by Kochise on Thu 14th Nov 2013 09:06 in reply to "RE: Hehehe !"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Please note : Apple II had no floating point support, BeOS had no network stack (before Dano)

Both OS were lacking of a major feature by their time ;)

Kochise

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by Soulbender on Thu 14th Nov 2013 12:07 in reply to "RE: Hehehe !"
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2005-08-18

hire Jean-Louis Gassée and make BeOS big!


Maybe *not* hire JLG then ;)

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