Simon Willison’s Weblog


4 items tagged “computerhistory”


Through the Ages: Apple CPU Architecture (via) I enjoyed this review of Apple’s various CPU migrations—Motorola 68k to PowerPC to Intel x86 to Apple Silicon—by Jacob Bartlett. # 30th October 2023, 10:56 pm


Mac OS 8 emulated in WebAssembly (via) Absolutely incredible project by Mihai Parparita. This is a full, working copy of Mac OS 8 (from 1997) running in your browser via WebAssembly—and it’s fully loaded with games and applications too. I played with Photoshop 3.0 and Civilization and there’s so much more on there to explore too—I finally get to try out HyperCard! # 26th April 2022, 7:16 pm


Discussion about Altavista on Hacker News. Fascinating thread on Hacker News where Bryant Durrell, a former Director from Altavista provides some insider thoughts on how they lost against Google. # 16th February 2019, 6:57 pm


Petition to Save Bletchley Park (via) On the 10 Downing Street petition site so unlike most online petitions this one might actually achieve something (though you must be a British resident to sign). # 7th June 2008, 2:40 pm