The minimum system requirements for PowerPoint 2019 are 4 GB of RAM and a 1.6 GHz CPU. The system requirements for this talk are a few kilobytes of RAM, a 5 1/4” floppy disk drive, and a 30 year old computer. With an 8-bit CPU running at 1 megahertz and kilobytes of RAM, the Apple ][ was a humble machine. Many people first learned to program on it, but the languages designed for the Apple ] tended to be clumsy and limiting by modern standards. Surely it isn’t possible to fit a language as dynamic, rich, and complicated as Ruby on such a limited machine, right? Come see Ruby running where it has never run before, learn how programming was done decades ago.
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