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The Greatest Program Ever Written

Today, the source code to MacPaint was officially donated to the Computer History Museum and made available to the public. MacPaint was declared as “the best program ever written” at an event celebrating the Macintosh’s 20th anniversary, by Stanford University computer science professor Don Knuth. Written by Bill Atkinson, MacPaint was beautifully simple, like much […]

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Salman Rushdie’s Macintosh

The New York Times has an interesting article (and video demo), Fending Off Digital Decay, Bit by Bit highlighting Emory University and their Salman Rushdie Archives. At Emory they debated what to do with the wealth of digital content Salman Rushdie had donated to them. Among the options: preserve the physical objects (computer, floppy disks, […]