Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation by Robert Burgelman, Clayton Christensen and Steven Wheelwright, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 4th edition, 2003.

Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration by Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman, Basic Books, 1998.

User Experience

About Face 2.0: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper and Robert M. Reimann, 2nd Edition, Wiley, 2003.

The Smalltalk Browser is described in:

  1. Smalltalk-80: The Interactive Programming Environment by Adele Goldberg, Addison-Wesley, 1983.

  2. “A Metaphor for User-Interface Design” by Adele Goldberg and David Robson in Proceedings of the Twelfth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 6, 1 (1979), pp. 148 thru 157 (hard to find).

Descendants of the Smalltalk Browser include:

  1. browser controls and the File Viewer in NeXTStep

  2. class browsers in many IDE’s

  3. “as Columns” view in the Mac OS X Finder


Mentions of pangram generation software developed in 1984 to solve a puzzle devised by Lee Sallows:

  1. Self-ref Letters and SRL Solution (2005).

  2. Self-enumerating pangrams by Eric Wassenaar (1999).

  3. Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern by Douglas R. Hofstadter, Basic Books (1996) p. 392.

  4. “Computer Recreations” by A. K. Dewdney, Scientific American 252, 1 (1985) pp. 10-13.

Computer History

Designing Interactions by Bill Moggridge. MIT Press, 2007.

What the Dormouse Said: How the 60s Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer by John Markoff, Viking Adult, 2005.

Six recollections by Andy Hertzfeld in Folklore reprinted in Revolution in The Valley, O’Reilly (2004).

The second coming of Steve Jobs by Alan Deutschman, Broadway, 2001.

Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC & the Dawn of the Computer Age by Michael A. Hiltzik, Harper Paperbacks, 2000.

Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine, 2d Edition, McGraw-Hill Companies, 2000.

Apple Confidential by Owen W, Linzmayer, No Starch Press, 1999.

“Inventing the Lisa User Interface” by Roderick Perkins, Dan Smith Keller and Frank Ludolph, reprinted from Interactions, issue 1/1997, pp. 40-53.

”The Early History of Smalltalk” by Alan Kay, p. 36, reprinted in History of Programming Languages, Volume 2, edited by Thomas J. Bergin and Richard G. Gibson, Addison-Wesley Professional, 1996.

The Macintosh Reader by Doug Clapp, Random House Information Group, 1992. Name misspelled “Tessler”.

Second annual Computer Bowl, April 1990, Boston, MA. A computer trivia contest. I was on the winning west coast team and answered the tie-breaking final question. Available online are:

  1. The questions and correct answers

  2. Part 1 and Part 2 of the video in the Internet Archive

“Past, Present and Future of Smalltalk” by Peter Deutsch in ECOOP '89: Proceedings of the 1989 European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (British Computer Society Workshop Series) edited by Stephen Cook, Cambridge University Press, 1989.

"Inside the PARC: The Information Architects" by Tekla S. Perry and P. Wallich, IEEE Spectrum, Vol. 22, No. 10, October 1985, 62-76.

“An interview with Wayne Rosing, Bruce Daniels, and Larry Tesler: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Development of Apple's Lisa” by Chris Morgan, Greg Williams and Phil Lemmons, Byte, 8(2):90-114, 1983.

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