Chris MacAskill - Steve Jobs, AutoCAD, and Focus Groups (1991)
October 18, 2022
If Unix workstations were cars, what kind of cars would they be?
Written by Chris MacAskill at cake.co (defunct, 2021).
Watch a bakeoff between Sun’s DevGuide and NeXTSTEP, InterfaceBuilder, and Objective-C.
Apple’s 45-minute video pushing Macintosh Quadras to engineers. “Now with a Macintosh user interface, [AutoCAD] Release 11…” … no longer feels like a hastily-ported DOS product!
The complete Bill Gates talk from 1989 at the University of Waterloo’s Computer Science Club.
John Walker’s fascinating history of Autodesk and AutoCAD: The Autodesk File. Macintosh story and awesome kludge. I can’t believe that worked, and that they shipped it! More Autodesk history.
AutoCAD coverage in Macworld: initial announcement (single window-only and no clipboard support!), advert, one user’s opinion, user hostility, and gaining a friendlier user interface before Macintosh support was dropped altogether until 2010.