strangest systems I've sent email from

Fred Cisin cisin at
Wed May 18 13:44:34 CDT 2016

On Wed, 18 May 2016, John Willis wrote:
> Let's not forget that the bulk of the Apple Lisa operating system and
> at least large parts of the original Macintosh system software were also
> implemented in Pascal (though IIRC hand-translated into 68k assembly
> language), which was a pretty big mainstream success for proving
> Pascal as suitable for developing systems software.

At the time, it was sometimes interpreted differently:
"Apple hired brilliant people for the project.  BUT, they had so little 
real-world experience that they didn't even realize what a mistake it 
would be to write an OS in a high level language.  Apple had to rewrite it 
in assembly for the Mac, to make it fast enough to be usable.  Is Steve 
Jobs color blind?  He keeps trying to make machines with very high 
resolution, but balck and white, and keeps trying to seal them off from 
the rest of the world."    (- cHead)

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