Digital archivists: technological custodians of human history | Ars
Game creator Jordan Mechner wanted to teach the next generation. So the man
behind the groundbreaking 1989 Apple II game *Prince of Persia* recently
posted his original 6052 assembly source
code<>to Github. But
getting the code from decades-old floppy disks "covered with
dust" was no simple task. Mechner employed the services of vintage computer
expert Tony Diaz and digital archivist Jason Scott to extract the bits from
the floppies and assemble it into a readable code file.

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