On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 18:58 -0700, Craig White wrote:
On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 14:15 -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
Woz was/is a Saint. I wish he'd come out on the Linux side. Ric
yeah...I have no idea what happened to my 'red' book either (I never saw
the blue book).
As for Woz...he's probably still holding too much Apple stock to
seriously consider anything public about Linux but you know he's fooled
with it. What the hey...he's busy playing hide the salami with you know
If it wasn't for the Woz, you-know-who would be barefoot at the beach
sipping wine-coolers paid for by rich old dames.
The original Apple][ was a dream of a machine, open sourced in the red
(integer basic source code list and circuits specs) and blue book (I
think that had the Floating Point source-code listing and docs) as well
as complete logical diagrams of the circuitry. All right there and
shipped with every machine. Then Jobs stuck his fingers in, started
close-sourcing everything, starting with the Apple][+ and made it into
an appliance. Just wait, the iToaster, iDustBuster and the iFormansGrill
will be his next offerings. His followers will cheer madly. In case you
can't tell, I really despise the man. If Woz were to run the joint, I'd
buy one in a heartbeat. <chuckles> Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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