Memeroll: Jef Raskin, father of the Mac, passes

jef raskin father of the mac passes

Dave Burstein’s remembrance sums up the dynamic life of Jef Raskin: Jef Raskin died of cancer on Saturday February 26th after being sick for several months. A wonderful spirit and renaissance man, who inspired me and many others. He created the Macintosh project at Apple in 1979, naming it after his favorite fruit. He left Apple to form Information Appliances, where he designed the Canon Cat with an innovative interface. [more]

Dave and Jennie Bource are making a documentary film about Jef, some clips are available at the site.

Recent updates to Raskin’s blog include Apple documents from 1979, RC airplane photos, and his restored organ from 1858.

DigiBarn Friends: Jef Raskin, A Life of Design

Blogdex Links (9), Daypop (11), Technorati ( 20)

Wikipedia: Jef Raskin
Blogdex Links (6), Daypop (7), Technorati ( 19)

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