I used the Apple // a lot in my formative years. One of the wackier Apple software development houses was Beagle Brothers, who produced a combination of utilities, games, and crazy demo disks. As I was browsing the Beagle Brothers online museum, I was struck by the simple, clear ethos expressed in this image:
That neatly sums up my experience with Beagle Brothers software. It expresses the sheer joy of playing with the machine, an artifact of an earlier era of computing.
I think it also serves as valuable remember today: this stuff is supposed to be fun. When was the last time you could say that about software you've used? Software you've written?
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