A project developed during the company's dark ages has much to teach us today
"I had been paid to do a job, and I wanted to finish it. My electronic badge still opened Apple's doors, so I just kept showing up."
So begins the bizarre story Ron Avitzur tells about how he managed to create a lovely piece of software called Graphing Calculator in the Apple (AAPL) of 1993-1994 -- the dark ages before Steve Jobs' return.
His account was originally published in 2004, but it is enjoying a second life this week on Reddit, where it has been re-posted and pored over for juicy quotes and little bits of programmer wisdom. Among them:
We won't spoil the ending by telling you what Apple did with Avitzur's program. If you haven't read his version -- or haven't read it lately -- you can get it here.
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