RIP Philo

A Lisa Emulator!

I used to program one of them. Quite a shock after mostly Unix programming.
Permalink son of parnas 
March 13th, 2007 1:23am
My god, how old are you?!?  ;)
Permalink Send private email Wayne 
March 13th, 2007 2:49am
Look at that small screen!  All for the lazy user that didn't  want to put in a floppy and type one little sentence from a command-line, like auto-run or something.  Actually, I think that was part of the batch file that mounted the floppy maybe.  C64, I'm talkin 'bout.

The main thing you would have wanted that for was the text editor.  On a C64 you had to memorize all the commands to embed things into a document (ctl and function keys), if you bought the word processor.  And it had an anti-pirating dongle on a port, you lose that and it wouldn't run.
Permalink LinuxOrBust 
March 13th, 2007 3:35am
Wonderful. All the flash tech of the '80s - and so economical at $A12,000 for one of these:

Gobsmackingly beauteous.
Permalink trollop 
March 13th, 2007 4:21am
"Another piece of interesting trivia: James Golsling, the "father of Java" got the original concept for the Java VM from a program he wrote to port some software from a Perq by translating Perq Q-Code to VAX assembler and emulating the hardware."

How come it seems like the geniuses of programming existed mostly back then?  Maybe out of necessity?!
Permalink LinuxOrBust 
March 13th, 2007 7:39am

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