Monday, February 28, 2005

Jef Raskin - May he rest in peace

From the press statement:
Pacifica, CA February 27, 2005--Jef Raskin, a mathematician, orchestral soloist and composer, professor, bicycle racer, model airplane designer, and pioneer in the field of human-computer interactions, died peacefully on February 26th, 2005 surrounded by his family and loved ones. He had recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
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Raskin was a noted member of the early Apple team and creator of the Macintosh Computer during the 1980's. His work in interface design has influenced many standard techniques of the modern UI such as "click and drag". More recently, his published work The Human e Interface has helped spread his message on how we should consider and approach the communication of information to users. It has had a prime spot on my book shelf since its publishing and now his keen insights and approaches will be missed.


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