I was their chief engineer

January 3, 2018

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During my Apple II affair, I also used many Apple clones like the Franklin Ace 1000, and the Cherry computer, then later the “Laser 128″… How did you feel when these companies basically copied the Apple ][ roms? As I remember, almost all of the ROM entry points were at the same address, and a lot of the ROM routines were byte-for-byte the same. Did this trigger any legal action from Apple?


I was shocked that they could copy these ROMs, and copy the PC board too. But I got the president of Franklin to tell the press that I was their chief engineer.