Artifact Details

Title

MacPaint oral history with Bill Atkinson and Andy Hertzfeld

Catalog Number

102658007

Type

Text

Date

2004-06-08

Contributor

Atkinson, Bill, Interviewee
Booch, Grady, Interviewer
Crocker, Suzanne, Editor
Hertzfeld, Andy, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Menlo Park, California

Extent

68 p.

Format

PDF

Description

On June 8, 2004, Grady Booch interviewed Bill Atkinson and Andy Hertzfeld, early Apple developers, on videotape for the Computer History Museum’s Oral History Program. In this transcript of that session, they discuss the development of the Macintosh and its early software, particularly, MacPaint. The two programmers relate their early computing experiences, how they came to Apple, and share stories of what went on during the early ‘80s at Apple. They discuss the evolution of technology from the Lisa to the development of the Macintosh, including descriptions of the design decisions along the way. Atkinson and Hertzfeld talk about the details of creating early software for the Macintosh, and show onscreen versions of the software, including a demo of MacPaint 1.0.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Computer software; Atkinson, Bill; Hertzfeld, Andy; Apple II (computer); command; Hoffman, Joanna; HyperCard; Jobs, Steven, 1955-; Kare, Susan; Lisa (Computer); LisaDraw; LisaGraf; Macintosh (Computer); MacPaint; MacWrite (Software); Markkula, Mike; Mouse; Page, Rich; PhotoShop; QuickDraw; Raskin, Jef; Simonyi, Charles; SketchPad; Smalltalk; Smith, Burrell; Tesler, Larry; Tribble, Bud; User interfaces (Computer systems); Wozniak, Stephen Gary, 1950-; Xerox PARC

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X2786.2004