The attempt to rescue the Apple II Prince of Persia source code from Jordan Mechner’s original diskettes is scheduled to happen today.  Digital archivist and indy doc filmmaker extraordinaire Jason Scott volunteered to fly out to California today to make the magic, and also conscripted 16sector’s Tony Diaz to assist.  You can read up on the background at Jordan’s blog and then follow the live, blow-by-blow action on Twitter with the #sourcecode hash tag.

Update:  Due to the continuing popularity of Jake Gyllenhaal’s recent movie, the PoP source code rescue project is now live-tweeting under the #popsource hash tag. (HT Ken Gagne).

Mike is the editor-in-chief of A2Central, as well as a blogger and rescuer of classic manuals and books.