[OT] Is there a relationship between Xtalk languages andsmalltalk?
revdan at danshafer.com
Fri May 20 01:20:23 EDT 2005
Heard back from Dan Winkler. He has looked at Rev and found it quite
He also reminded me of the company I couldn't think of before. It's
General Magic. A number of the HyperHeads were part of that aborted,
ahead-of-its-time effort. He says the Danger HipTop "is a great
reallization of what Gewneral Magic was starting to do many years
ago." Have to check that out.
On May 19, 2005, at 9:45 PM, Chipp Walters wrote:
> Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> One last bit of trivia:
>> Today the world's most popular multimedia authoring system is
>> Flash, and while we know it as a Macromedia product it was
>> actually an acquisition.
>> Who originally produced it?
>> FutureSplash, a company owned by Charlie Jackson.
> And in fact, FutureSplash was called 'SmartSketch' even earlier.
> The same programmers who wrote SuperPaint, which was sold to Aldus
> along with SuperCard, Super3D and Digital Darkroom, (and the rest
> of Charlie's Silicon Beach companies products) also wrote
>> PS: in the early '90s a magazine premiered called "New Media" --
>> anyone here have the first two issues?
> Perhpas. We were awarded the New Media Award of Excellence that
> very first year for our SuperCard project "MarsBook", a 3d
> walkthrough of a Mars Habitat we designed for NASA and Johnson
> Space Center.
> Interesting story, I was asked to come to San Jose to pick-up the
> award and told to wear a tuxedo. Of course, no self-respecting
> Apple type would be caught dead in a tux, but I did go there. It
> was amazing, like the Oscars for Multimedia. They had TV cameras,
> red carpet, teleprompters, and around 4000 people -- and me the
> only one in jeans;-).
> Someone was going to a lot of trouble to make sure 'multimedia' was
> the next big thing. I think there were only 8 Awards of Excellence
> given, and we were proud to have gotten one of the first. My good
> friend Dan Backus, wrote 'ADAM' a medical dissection multimedia
> project in SuperCard, and he won the covetted 'Best of Show.' For a
> number of years after, the Invision Awards were among the most
> elite awards in Multimedia-- though it never exceeded the hype and
> production of that first year.
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