[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Chuck Thacker passes away at age 74

Tony Bogan thebogans at mac.com
Thu Jun 15 12:31:05 EDT 2017


> On Jun 15, 2017, at 12:02 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> 
> I disagree with the author's opinion that Steve Jobs didn't have more
> detailed knowledge of the Alto before the Macintosh. If you read "Dealers
> of lightning", then you will read firsthand detailed accounts of what
> actually happened and when from people that actually worked on the Alto at
> Xerox. I think that the author needed to do more research. Who did he
> interview at Standford University?
> 
> On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 10:54 AM Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> https://9to5mac.com/2017/06/14/chuck-thacker-lead-designer-of-the-xerox-alto-which-inspired-the-macintosh-dies/
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
> 
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> Jeff Brace
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I didn't actually read the whole article, so I hadn't noticed that. When I saw this article it reminded me of the one I saw a couple days ago so I posted about his death. Went back and read it after seeing your email. I agree that the writers info conflicts with previous information.
Tony


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