BayCHI Monthly Program: Remembering Larry Tesler: His Life and Work https://youtu.be/wktNPXsVbGk // An amazing tribute to historic figure in computer science and products. Panelists themselves all legends in their way. An example:
Bill Atkinson (Lisa project graphics, Tesler was his manager) discussing Tesler's dogma of "no modes" in UI. Even had a license plate with that.
But what to do about Draw and something like an oval? Do you extend out dancing ants and then click "oval"? Bill said seemed wrong...
But Larry was all about no modes. But after back and forth that is how the tool palette came to be.
Now going into whole history of one-way glass and trying things out on "real people" and watch.
Watch live or stream. Amazing. 🙏🙏
TIL: Tesler originated use of "application"!
SCapps talking about how Larry was always thinking of how to improve products. On Newton he would be sending mail about partners or other issues and then throw in suggestions for improvements. Steve talked about this in context of something he learned at MSFT - "dogfooding." 🙏
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