Yahoo News has the story:
Jef Raskin, the lead designer of the first Macintosh (news - web sites) computer and a pioneer in the development of user interfaces, died Saturday at age 61. He had been diagnosed recently with pancreatic cancer, his family says in a statement.I know my life has been greatly affected, for the good, by Raskin's work. Thanks to TR readers Joe and Brent for sending word.
Raskin joined Apple Computer in 1978 as employee number 31 and headed the company's Macintosh development team from its founding in 1982. He named the project after his favorite type of apple, changing the spelling for copyright reasons.
He is credited with significantly advancing the design of user interfaces, which in the early 1980s were largely text-based and required users to memorize complex commands. Raskin convinced his peers at Apple that to reach a wider audience, the Macintosh needed an interface that was elegant and easy to use.
|BlackWidow Chroma V2 arrives with Razer's Yellow switches||6|
|Toshiba N300 hard drives are ready for NAS service||7|
|GeForce 378.49 drivers are ready to face Resident Evil 7||10|
|Google Voice gets a long-overdue update||9|
|iOS 10.2.1 update plugs multiple security holes||8|
|Android apps coming to all future Chromebooks||9|
|Steam client lets users move games and use Xbox controllers||13|
|Samsung Galaxy S8 phones won't appear at MWC||12|
|Xiaomi exec Hugo Barra leaves Chinese handheld maker||5|
|Face it. We all know the success of PC Gaming is because of the invention of the RGB LED.||+53|