Lisa Brennan-Jobs is a New York-based writer. Her new book is Small Fry. "You find yourself in a whole net, in a constellation of stories, each one connecting to another. It was amazing how much I remembered. Sometimes I meet people and they say,
Dianna Cowern, known to millions of YouTube viewers as Physics Girl (https://www.youtube.com/user/physicswoman), shares why she is passionate about physics and how she turned that passion into a career as a science communicator on YouTube. Dianna is a science communicator and educator who received her BS in physics from MIT before researching low-metallicity stars at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Dianna pursued her career in STEM outreach at the Reuben H Fleet Science Center and as a physics outreach coordinator at UCSD. Her work on Physics Girl has been featured on the Huffington Post, Slate Magazine, Popular Science, and Scientific American blogs.
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Interviewed by Hansen Hsu and Marc Weber on 2017-11-13 in Mountain View, CA X8367.2018 © Computer History Museum
Williamson and Kocienda continue the discussion of working on the first iPhone project, discussing the pressure and work-life balance, motivations driving the team, secrecy, lack of diversity, working with AT&T, and memories of the keynote. They also discuss the decision to release a native instead of web-based iPhone SDK for third party developers, implementing cut/copy/paste in iOS 3, and changes necessary in the iOS keyboard to support the iPad, opening up iOS to support third party keyboards, and resistance to making the iPhone replicate PC features. Williamson discusses the creation of, and difficulties in rolling out, Apple Maps, resulting in his departure from Apple. Williamson and Kocienda also discuss Siri. Kocienda discusses his work on multi-tasking gestures for iPad in iOS 5, the UI overhaul in iOS 7, and the Apple Watch.
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Interviewed by Hansen Hsu and Marc Weber, on 2017-10-12 in Mountain View, CA X8367.2018 © Computer History Museum
Richard Williamson great up in Stafford, England, and moved to Arizona at age 11, when his father moved to the Honeywell mainframe factory in Phoenix. While at Swarthmore College studying the philosophy of language, he met Steve Jobs and joined NeXT, working on the Digital Librarian, the NeXT laser printer, and after graduation, the abortive NeXT RISC Workstation project, the AppKit and Foundation frameworks, the end-user environment and applications that shipped with NeXTSTEP. After leaving NeXT in 1994, Williamson co-founded InfoScape, which developed development tools for Java, and then worked as CTO at Resonate, a company which focused on internet server load balancing, before joining Apple.
Ken Kocienda grew up on Long Island, New York in a Polish family, studied art history at Yale, pursued an MFA in fine art photography, and then discovered the World Wide Web in the early 1990s, and spent a number of years creating websites and writing Java, before joining Andy Herzfeld’s startup Eazel. After Eazel’s demise, Kocienda was one of a number of Eazel employees that joined Apple.
In June of 2001, a few months after the initial version of Mac OS X 10.0 ships, Scott Forstal…
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spend an intimate evening with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning comedian, writer, producer and television host Stephen Colbert in conversation with The New York Times. For the second year in a row, “The Late Show” has earned Emmy nominations for outstanding variety talk series, outstanding writing for a variety series and outstanding directing for a variety series. More than just an entertainer, Colbert has used his comedic talents, acerbic wit and political parodies to impact culture in extraordinary ways over the past decade. Please join Colbert — dubbed the most inventive comedian of his generation — for an exciting night of spirited and substantive conversation.
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This week Myke is joined by John Roderick. They talk about what it takes to write, record, release and promote an album.
[Recorded on 2018-08-03]
This panel discussion features members of the failed Silicon Valley startup company General Magic. The speakers are cofounders Bill Atkinson, Marc Porat & Andy Hertzfeld, as well as General Magic alums Megan Smith and Michael Stern. The discussion includes their reactions to specific moments in the documentary "General Magic", the lessons they’ve learned from their experience at General Magic, their advice to the next-generation of entrepreneurs, and much more.
The panel discussion took place after the film screening of the documentary film General Magic.
Lot number: X8745.2019 Catalog number: 102738852
Interviewed by Hansen Hsu, on 2017-05-30 in Mountain View, California, X8186.2017 © Computer History Museum
In Part 2 of his oral history, Ganatra goes into more detail on the development of the UIKit and iPhone software, including the decisions not to initially support copy/paste and MMS on the original iPhone, working with Steve Jobs, the Keynote presentation, and going through the technical approval process with AT&T, and shipping the phone. Ganatra also discusses the decision to create the iPhone SDK based on UIKit, and the process of sanitizing UIKit for public release. Ganatra also discusses the changes to iOS that were made to support the iPad.
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Catalog Number: 102740175 Lot Number: X8186.2017
Interviewed by Hansen Hsu, on 2017-04-24 in Mountain View, California, X8186.2017 © Computer History Museum
After graduating from UC Santa Cruz, Nitin Ganatra began his career as a contractor for Apple, working in Developer Technical Support (DTS) in 1993. He was hired as a permanent employee by Apple six months later, still in DTS for the next two years. In 1995 he joined the System Software Continuation Engineering team, which worked on maintenance releases of System 7.5 while another team worked on Apple’s next generation operating system project, Copland.
After Copland was cancelled and Steve Jobs returned with the acquisition of NeXT, Continuation Engineering now became responsible for putting out new feature releases of classic Mac OS, first shipping 7.6, then 8.0 and beyond, while another division worked on developing the NeXTSTEP-based Mac OS X. Much of Ganatra’s work on Mac OS 8.0 and 8.5 involved adapting features that had originally been developed for Copland into the classic System 7 codebase.
After 8.5 Ganatra joined the Carbon effort under Scott Forstall to develop a subset of classic Mac OS APIs that could be ported to the NeXT-based OS X, becoming responsible for the CarbonLib library extension that shipped on Mac OS 8.6 and later, which provided the interface for the new Carb…
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