Dave Winer blogs on Scripting News the sad news that Jef Raskin died last night. “Via Kottke. He struggled to see his vision implemented, and in the end it was a compromise. Raskin wanted computers to be radically simpler, not just evolutionarily simpler. The Macintosh, a project which he started at Apple, morphed when Steve Jobs took it over to become the evolutionary computer it is. Not sure who was right, but Raskin didn’t live to see his vision implemented. To me it’s a poignant moment, Raskin is a contemporary. The edge is moving through . No way we’re going to die before we get old.”
RIP, Jef. Thanks for making Apple happen.