Just As I Thought

Jef Raskin

Jef Raskin, who is generally credited as the creator of the Macintosh computer, died yesterday. He was 61. Much of his work has been on the creation of “humane interfaces,” which points out a major difference between Macintosh and other computers: Raskin understood that the way people interact with the computer is more important than the computer itself, that any machine should be designed with that interaction in mind first.
It’s a testament to this concept that so many Mac users are vociferous in defense of their computer choice — and like me, to the extent that they won’t take a job if they can’t use a Mac.

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