Posts Tagged ‘innovators0mg’

Reality distortion field – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

December 30, 2014

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality_distortion_field

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What Was the Best Book You Read in 2014? – Speakeasy – WSJ

December 30, 2014

What Was the #BestBook You Read in ’14?
http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/12/12/what-was-the-best-book-you-read-in-2014 For me, responding just before 12/31, it was @WalterIsaacson’s The Innovators

Adele Goldberg (computer scientist) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

December 28, 2014

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Goldberg began working at PARC in 1973 as a laboratory and research assistant, and eventually became manager of the System Concepts Laboratory where she, Alan Kay, and others developed Smalltalk-80, which both developed the object-oriented approach of Simula 67 and introduced a programming environment of overlapping windows on graphic display screens. Not only was Smalltalk’s innovative format simpler to use, it was also customizable and objects could be transferred among applications with minimal effort.[1][2] Goldberg and Kay also were involved in the development of design templates, forerunners of the design patterns commonly used in software design.[3] In 1988 Goldberg left PARC to co-found ParcPlace Systems, a company that created development tools for Smalltalk-based applications.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adele_Goldberg_(computer_scientist)

Supposedly incensed at the “kimono opening”, viz

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Apple was already one of the hottest tech firms in the country. Everyone in the Valley wanted a piece of it. So Jobs proposed a deal: he would allow Xerox to buy a hundred thousand shares of his company for a million dollars—its highly anticipated I.P.O. was just a year away—if PARC would “open its kimono.” A lot of haggling ensued. Jobs was the fox, after all, and PARC was the henhouse. What would he be allowed to see? What wouldn’t he be allowed to see? Some at PARC thought that the whole idea was lunacy, but, in the end, Xerox went ahead with it. One PARC scientist recalls Jobs as “rambunctious”—a fresh-cheeked, caffeinated version of today’s austere digital emperor. He was given a couple of tours, and he ended up standing in front of a Xerox Alto, PARC’s prized personal computer.
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http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/05/16/creation-myth

Bill Atkinson – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

December 28, 2014

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Atkinson

http://archive.org/stream/byte-magazine-1984-02/1984_02_BYTE_09-02_Benchmarks#page/n59/mode/2up

Newly created photocard, viz:
http://www.billatkinson.com/Pages/aboutPhotoCard.html

Is it related to the original HyperCard?

Allan Alcorn – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

December 26, 2014

Worked with Nolan Bushnell on Atari & was an early employer of Steve Jobs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Alcorn

Computing history: Geeks, Inc. : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

December 25, 2014

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v514/n7520/full/514032a.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20141002

‘The Innovators,’ by Walter Isaacson – NYTimes.com

December 25, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/05/books/review/the-innovators-by-walter-isaacson.html?_r=0

Lawrence Roberts (scientist) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

December 22, 2014

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Roberts_%28scientist%29

Robert Taylor (computer scientist) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

December 22, 2014

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Taylor_%28computer_scientist%29

a father of the internet – licklider, taylor & roberts

J. C. R. Licklider – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

December 22, 2014

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._C._R._Licklider

a father of the internet