AppleSoft BASIC

From: Derek Peschel <>
Date: Sun Jun 4 04:51:23 2000

> >Why is AppleSoft BASIC called "AppleSoft" BASIC?
> > ^^^^
> >Does this have something to do with the fact that Microsoft designed it?
> >I can't think offhand of any other Apple software product that fell
> >under the designation of "AppleSoft".
> "AppleSoft"" was Apple's software division.

As Eric said, that was a bit of revisionism (or at least sweeping history
under the carpet). My cynicism makes me suspect it was doen knowingly and
shamelessly, but I have no proof.

And speaking of revisionism: Apple has reabsorbed Claris (the relationship
between Apple and Claris is surely a fascinating story in itself) and
ClarisWorks is now called Appleworks. Never mind that the original
AppleWorks runs on the ][ and //gs (and AFAIK before that, the III, and
bought from another company too).

Even "Claris" is an in-joke. The dogcow (another in-joke) is named Clarus.
I'm sure that's not a coincidence.

-- Derek
Received on Sun Jun 04 2000 - 04:51:23 BST

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