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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Doc Pain
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2006-10-08

Could you log into your 80's or 90's systems right now?


Definitely - as a person suffering from an eidetic memory it's not really a big challenge. :-)

I have an Atari 130xe from 86 that will still run, with floppy drive and atari-basic. That thing didn't even have passwords. But when I got 1200 baud I went on early 1986 internet, that was probably my first password.


Getting programs running with "cryptic commands and computer gibberish" was probably that time's home computer password lookalike. I have an Atari 800 XL (among many other technology from the "stone age" of IT where IT wasn't even called IT) which is still fully functional. I'd be interested on how much of today's "modern" technology would still work in 10, 20, or 50 years, and if people living then would still be able to operate it - I mean, without holographic control, voice input and brain plug. :-)

haha just realized that my first stop on the freenet in 86 was browsing and posting on a library server in northern europe. here i am 27 years later on OSNews, almost the same thing.


Some things never change:

http://www.masswerk.at/googleBBS/

Or if you are totally insane:

http://www.masswerk.at/google60/

This meets my preferences a bit more than "cheap stuff you can have at home". :-)

nerd question - what baud am i connected at now? i have 25 Mbps into my pad. someone do the translation for me plz


You have of course infite baud because you use a modern consumer device, and everyone knows they're wireless and therefore unlimited. :-)

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ezraz Member since:
2012-06-20

Those links are amazing -- I love the old Google's!

I remember the 80's version, of course, not of google, but that was like gopher servers, very cool.

The 60's version was awesome too - I've read some books about 60's computing and that was about the closest I've come to actually operating one of those beasts!

thanks for the links, very cool.


"Could you log into your 80's or 90's systems right now?


Definitely - as a person suffering from an eidetic memory it's not really a big challenge. :-)

I have an Atari 130xe from 86 that will still run, with floppy drive and atari-basic. That thing didn't even have passwords. But when I got 1200 baud I went on early 1986 internet, that was probably my first password.


Getting programs running with "cryptic commands and computer gibberish" was probably that time's home computer password lookalike. I have an Atari 800 XL (among many other technology from the "stone age" of IT where IT wasn't even called IT) which is still fully functional. I'd be interested on how much of today's "modern" technology would still work in 10, 20, or 50 years, and if people living then would still be able to operate it - I mean, without holographic control, voice input and brain plug. :-)

haha just realized that my first stop on the freenet in 86 was browsing and posting on a library server in northern europe. here i am 27 years later on OSNews, almost the same thing.


Some things never change:

http://www.masswerk.at/googleBBS/

Or if you are totally insane:

http://www.masswerk.at/google60/

This meets my preferences a bit more than "cheap stuff you can have at home". :-)

nerd question - what baud am i connected at now? i have 25 Mbps into my pad. someone do the translation for me plz


You have of course infite baud because you use a modern consumer device, and everyone knows they're wireless and therefore unlimited. :-)
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