Digital archivists: technological custodians of human history | Ars Technica 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.