Colloquium

 

"Revolution in the Valley"

Andy Hertzfeld '75

Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 4:00 P.M.

Lubrano Conference Room (CIT 4th Floor)

Andy Hertzfeld (Brown '75) was an early Apple employee and one of the main designers of Apple's original Macintosh computer, writing the initial operating system and user interface toolbox. He left Apple in 1984 and went on to co-found three companies, Radius (1986), General Magic (1990) and Eazel (1999). He has been a software engineer at Google since August 2005.

In 2003, he created on a website for collective storytelling called Folklore.org, focusing on stories about developing the Macintosh. The website led to a book, "Revolution in the Valley", published by O'Reilly in December 2004, which contains numerous anecdotes about the development of Apple's breakthrough product. His talk at Brown will recount lots of interesting stories that didn't make it into the book, from the early pre-Macintosh days at Apple Computer through the long evolution of the Macintosh to the present day.

Book signing will follow.

Host: Andy van Dam