On Friday 04 April 2008, Ric Moore wrote:
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
Two of us, Ric. Now I wouldn't touch them with a 40 foot pole.
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