Dan Winkler (was: Times Change.... and often for the better)

Dan Shafer 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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Magic

(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
> HyperTalk.
> > I hope Dan has his mansion and early retirement as
> well.
>
> Actually, looks like Dan had overcome
> some serious health problems.
> <http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/heydan/>
>
> He is in the developer's list
> of PythonCard:
> <http://sourceforge.net/users/heydan/>
>
> Ms. Jeanne DeVoto had worked closely with
> him, so she could tell us for sure about
> his actual projects.
>
> al
>
>
>


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