[JDEV] Jabber Client Design Tutorial
jens at mac.com
Mon Sep 24 16:14:03 CDT 2001
On Monday, September 24, 2001, at 01:00 PM, Rikard Linde wrote:
> [Jef] Raskin is the guy who designed the Macintosh
This is way, way off-topic, but Raskin did not design the Macintosh. He
was the one who originally proposed and championed building a small,
all-in-one, easy-to-use "appliance" computer with a GUI, and he gave it
its name. But he left Apple in '81 or '82, years before the Mac shipped,
and he didn't play much of a role in the actual engineering or HI design
of the Mac product.
I haven't read Raskin's book, but most of the other things I've read by
him give me the impression he's a rather embittered guy with a lot of
ideas that I, frankly, consider pretty wacko. If I'm going to read
manifestoes by user-interface cranks, I'll take Ted Nelson any day --
his "Computer Lib / Dream Machines" totally changed my life in 1979.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 1039 bytes
Desc: not available
More information about the JDev