Mac/Interface Developer Passes Away


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From Leo Laport's The Laport Report, March 1, 2005 (

Apple’s employee #31 and the man who invented the Macintosh, Jef Raskin, passed away this weekend at the age of 61. Raskin left Apple in 1982 before the Macintosh was released, but continued his pioneering work on making computers easier to use. He and his son were working on Archy - a new and inspired computer desktop.

Check out Archy - just plain cool: Ya gotta use Flash, guys, sorry, but it's worth it.
I read about him yesterday, but I didn't realize he was responsible for the first Mac, and I certainly didn't realize he was also the one responsible for this new interface. I have been playing with it for a few days now, looks pretty interesting.