A Tingly Sensation: MacPaint and QuickDraw source code | Computer History Museum


The Computer Museum has published the entirety of the source code for Bill Atkinson’s genius magnum opuses… opi? opum? MacPaint and QuickDraw. You, too, also unwashed and unworthy, can gaze upon these magnificent files by clicking here.

Yes, I’m just that geeky. I get all tingly as I look on the code and marvel at how readable and meaningful each line is. And then I reflect on its absolute Earth-shattering impact, at how instrumental these lines of code were in reshaping the whole computer industry.

It’s just that cool.

And, if you don’t think it is just that cool, that’s OK, too.

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