Artifact Details

Title

Desktop Publishing Pioneer Meeting, day 2 session 8: Atex and TeX

Catalog Number

102738495

Type

Text

Date

2017-05-23

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Extent

16 p.

Format

PDF

Description

Session 8 of the Desktop Publishing Pioneer Meeting provides details about the company Atex. As a prehistory to the desktop publishing era, Atex cofounder Richard Ying explains the company’s early business arrangement with U.S. News and World Report, the Atex management style, and why the founders decided to sell to Eastman Kodak in 1980. Donald Knuth also talks about funding support for this research work at Stanford University developing TeX for mathematical and scientific formatting. Lastly, the workshop participants discuss various TeX spin-off businesses and the impact of TeX on scientific publishing.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Atex; Compugraphic; Desktop publishing; Digital typesetting; Drane, Douglas; PDP-11; TeX

Collection Title

Desktop Publishing Pioneer Meeting

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8209.2017