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Woz on operating systems

LAPTOP Magazine has an interview with Steve Wozniak on the evolution of Apple and operating systems, especially Leopard, Linux, and the iPhone: Early on with the first Apples, we had these dreams that the computer would let you know what you wanted to do. The idea was that little icons or words would suggest what […]

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Woz parodies self, donates to UC Berkeley

Time for some Woz-stalking (for a good cause)… fans of the Apple Co-founder have probably seen this YouTube video of the Woz circa mid-1980’s, endorsing Datsun’s (now Nissan) 280z sports car. Woz has just made a parody of that commercial. He’s selling his 2005 Nissan 350z, and donating the money collected toward raising $100,000 for new education and engineering […]

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The History of Zork

Via Slashdot comes a six-page feature on the history of Zork, a classic series of text-based adventure games (or interactive fiction). The article looks at Zork‘s predecessor, the original Colossal Cave game; and Zork’s impact on gaming to follow. Full interviews with Zork’s designers, excerpted in the article, are also available online. In related news, […]

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Vintage Computer Festival East 4.0

Vintage Computer Festival East 4.0 is occurring this weekend in Wall, New Jersey. The event will feature hardware, speakers, and presentations of classic computing from the 1940s forward. The festival’s organizer, Evan Koblentz, writes in his blog, Technology Rewind: “Any computer wiz older than 30 knows about the legendary MOS Technology 6502 processor — the […]