Flash roots

Chipp Walters chipp at chipp.com
Mon Aug 9 00:16:00 EDT 2004

SmartSketch was Charlie's first product after he sold the Silicon Beach 
products to Aldus. The original programmers were none other than the 
same ones who had worked on SuperPaint (bitmap and vector drawing 
package with 'Laserbits').

I was a frequent user of many Silicon Beach products and fortunate to 
have Charlie send me a pre-release copy of SmartSketch. It later became 
FutureSplash and then Flash. Certainly Charlie didn't know where it 
would end up before he sold it to Macromedia!

SmartSketch was one of the first cross-platform draw apps out there, and 
ingenious in the way it approached vector graphics as if they were bitmaps.


Richard Gaskin wrote:

> Where Flash roots and xTalk collide:
> Future Splash's investor was Charlie Jackson, founder of Silicon Beach 
> Software, SuperCard's original publisher.
> It's a small world after all...

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