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MacBytes
Jan 23, 2009, 02:44 PM
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Category: Opinion/Interviews
Link: 10 of the most important people behind the Mac (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20090123154434)
Description:: Who were and are the people who made the computer for the rest of us what it was and is today? In many ways, this is a who’s who of not just Apple, but also the computer industry itself.

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nick9191
Jan 23, 2009, 02:59 PM
Believe it or not Adobe actually made the Mac successful. When the Mac launched, despite its initial sales it soon flopped due to its lack of software. Adobe developed Photoshop and that made the Mac the image professionals weapon of choice. In fact that kept them alive throughout Apple's darkest hour in the 90's.

I would bet Apple would not be here today if it were not for Photoshop.

notjustjay
Jan 23, 2009, 03:36 PM
I would have thought Jef Raskin would make the list.

SFStateStudent
Jan 23, 2009, 03:57 PM
Odd how Jonathan Ive has the many successes and then there's the Cube. Woz should have been on that list; or at least Honorable Mention...

GekkePrutser
Jan 23, 2009, 04:17 PM
I would have thought Jef Raskin would make the list.

From the article:

5. Jeffrey Frank Raskin—Father of Macintosh.

notjustjay
Jan 23, 2009, 06:30 PM
From the article:

5. Jeffrey Frank Raskin—Father of Macintosh.

Whoops. Didn't recognize it when his full name was spelt! :p

scottydude
Jan 24, 2009, 03:13 PM
Why in the world did they put them in alphabetical order only to number them backwards from 10? That was odd. But a cool list nonetheless.