Apple engineers on the ROM of a Mac SE

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Apple engineers on the ROM of a Mac SE

From the article “Ghosts in the ROM”, published the day before yesterday on the website NYC Resistor:

While combing dumps generated by the ROM images of the Apple Mac SE, we noticed that there was a lot of non-code and non-audio data. Adam Mayer tested different widths of strides and discovered at 67 bytes (536 pixels away) that there was some kind of image data that was clearly a photograph of people. The rest of the image was crooked and distorted, so we knew it was not stored as an uncompressed bitmap.

Look, that’s crazy: the guys reverse engineered the ROM of a Macintosh SE, from 1987-90, abandoned on a street in Brooklyn – in New York. At that time, the guys at Apple were already playing easter eggs of the most complex – can you imagine ?![[PetaPixel]