Desktop Publishing Pioneer Meeting, day 1 session 1: Purpose and introductions
Computer History Museum
Place of Publication
Mountain View, CA
The first session of the Desktop Publishing Pioneer Meeting includes short biographies from each of the meeting participants. Moderators Burton Grad and David Brock also give an overview of the meeting schedule and introduce the topic: the development of desktop publishing, from the 1960s to the 1990s. Day 1 will focus on the technology, and day 2 will look at the business side. The first day’s meeting will include the work at Xerox PARC and elsewhere to create the technology needed to make Desktop Publishing feasible and eventually economically profitable. The second day will have each of the companies present tell the story of how their business was founded and grew and what happened eventually to the companies. Jonathan Seybold will talk about the publications and conferences he created which became the vehicles which popularized the products and their use. In the final session, the participants will explore what has changed in the industry since the 1990s.