Apple Heroes and Villains

My friend Mark Aufflick found this excellent round-up of the good and the bad guys of the 30 years of Apple history. Entertaining and educational indeed. I for one always thought Raskin and Tog were heroes, but it’s good to get my world-view corrected.

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Mark Aufflick

The page on Tog was the one I agreed with least. It's true that his commentary has become less relevant, but I think his original work deserved more credit than the Wired staff gave him. Jef Raskin is (was) a bit of an enigma. Definately visionary, but he just didn't "get" what the ordinary person wanted. Not really the whole story, but check out <a href="http://folklore.org/StoryView.py?project=Macintosh&story=The_Father_of_The_Macintosh.txt&sortOrder=Sort%20by%20Date&detail=medium&search=raskin">The Father Of The Macintosh</a> by Andy Hertzfeld on folklore.org.
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True about Raskin -- I got halfway through his book The Humane Interface, and while interesting, also quite irrelevant. I also have "Andy's book":amazon:0596007191, btw, but never got around to reading that. But there's your coffee table book for you.
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