Sunday, February 27, 2005

Jef Raskin, one of the "fathers of the Macintosh," dies at 61

Sources are reporting that Jef Raskin, one of the original members of the Macintosh project at Apple, and the person who named the Macintosh after his personal favorite fruit, has died of cancer.

It's a sad day in human interface engineering. His tome "The Humane Interface" is by far one of my favorite user interface design books. He was more recently working on a "next generation" user interface that he called "THE" (for The Humane Interface).

He will be sorely missed by Mac lovers and human interface engineering geeks (like myself) everywhere.


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