Dan Winkler (was: Times Change.... and often for the better)
revolutionary.dan at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 17:41:11 CST 2005
When Dan left Apple, he went to General Magic, a company that created some
seriously cool portable technology with a very nicely thought-out user
interface. GE (or maybe it was AT&T) pulled the plug on the project at some
point and some time later Dan landed at Harvard.
The General Magic story -- a very intriguing saga also starring Bill
Atkinson, BTW -- is summarized nicely in Wikipedia:
(BTW and FWIW, I think Winkler "developed" HyperTalk which was Bill A's
original idea/baby. At least that's what I recall from the few conversations
I had with the two over the early years of HyperCard.)
On 12/4/05, Alejandro Tejada <capellan2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Bill Marriott wrote:
> > Bill Atkinson gets all the credit for HyperCard,
> > but it was actually Dan Winkler who created
> > I hope Dan has his mansion and early retirement as
> Actually, looks like Dan had overcome
> some serious health problems.
> He is in the developer's list
> of PythonCard:
> Ms. Jeanne DeVoto had worked closely with
> him, so she could tell us for sure about
> his actual projects.
Dan Shafer, Information Product Consultant and Author
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