If it wasn’t for artists who embraced the company’s computers, Apple might not have survived to release the iPod. And were it not for MacPaint, the simple (by today’s standards) bitmap-based painting program included with the original Macintosh, those artists may have never fell in love with Apple in the first place. But if you’re too young to remember what all the fuss was about, now you can relive MacPaint in your browser with CloudPaint.
If you’re excited that you just found a free online alternative to Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, think again. MacPaint is considered the great-great-great-great-grandparent of those applications, and while it’s certainly showing its age (colour?, ha) poking around the original app’s simulated interface here is a nice walk down memory lane — but that’s about it. [CloudPaint via @Onthemedia via BoingBoing]