Title: Jef Raskin Papers,
Collection number: Special Collections M1147
8 linear ft.
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Gift of Jef Raskin, 1999.
[Identification of item], Jef Raskin Papers, M1147, Dept. of Special
Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
Jef Raskin is an independent consultant on interface design, best known for having created the Macintosh computer project
at Apple, the one button mouse and the click-and-drag paradigm for using it, the Apple style of computer documentation, and
the Canon Cat and other interface-based products. He was Director of the Third College Computer Center at the University of
California at San Diego from 1969 to 1974 and Visiting Scholar at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Stanford University
in 1973. In 1974 he formed Anabatic Aircraft, a model airplane company. From 1978 to 1982 he was employed by Apple Computer
as Manager of Publications and New Product Review (1978-79), Manager of Applications Software (1979-80) and Manager of Advanced
Systems (1980-82). From 1982 to 1989 he was president and CEO of Information Appliance, which created a number of products
with innovative interfaces, including SwyftWare for the Apple II, and the Canon Cat for Canon Inc. of Japan. From 1989 to
the present he has been an independent consultant and writer.