A neat little piece of computing history was uncovered and posted recently by the Computer History Museum. With the blessing of Apple, which still owns the copyright, the original DOS source code for the 1978 Apple II has been scanned and posted on the organization’s website for all to see.
It’s really a fascinating look into the past of Apple’s first mass-market computer. The documents include not only the actual code, but also some cool original pieces donated from Paul Laughton – the original creator of the code. Laughton was paid a sum of $13,000 for his work, according to the website.
The code is available free for all to download and use – for non-commercial purposes of course.