Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with Jef Raskin, creator of the Macintosh Project at Apple Computers. First introduced 10 years ago, the Macintosh graphic interface has become an industry standard for using any personal computer, Macintosh or otherwise. Jef Raskin discusses how he first approached the president of Apple and describes his original vision. He and Dr. Gunn also discuss where user interfaces can go from here.
Also featured is Sibyl Parker, editor in chief and publisher of both the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Ms. Parker describes the effort to bring these two enterprises together into a multimedia encyclopedia. She and Dr. Gunn discuss the future of encyclopedias, how people can expect to use them, and the increased access to information that results from the joining of CD-ROMs and point-and-click technology.
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