[NTLK] News from the Weird ROM board

Ed Kummel tech_ed at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 18 03:09:48 EDT 2013

No. I suspect that this is eWorld:

It was an online service that Apple put together to compete with AOL, CompuServe and Prodigy. It was designed to be a graphical environment that rivaled the ease of use that the Mac OS was so famous for.

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 From: Matthias Melcher <mm at matthiasm.com>
To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net 
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2013 2:40 AM
Subject: Re: [NTLK] News from the Weird ROM board

What ist this? Internet Explorer?


I was surprised to find B&W and grayscale versions of the same image on the original ROM. After upgrading to a grayscale screen, they were obviously not confident enough it would work, so they kept the B&W images just in case? Or for Fax/Print output?

According to Paul, the ROM contains already a lot of (buggy) code for full color graphics.


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