Jef Raskin Dies

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Some rather unfortunate news today, as it appears that Jef Raskin, creator of the Macintosh project at Apple passed away this weekend from cancer. Jef has continued to work on innovative user interfaces over the years, including efforts to make zoomable interfaces (demo page — long load time) more common. Update: has more on Raskin.

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nonuser says:

dude was 34 yrs old when he started the Mac projec

Now he’s dead… makes me feel old.

I remember reading a story (in one of the many tell-all books about Apple) about a woman who briefly dated an Apple engineer, the problem was the man was obsessed with his boss, continually ranting about “this guy Steve”. Years later she remembered the man’s name was Jef Raskin.

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