MacHack 2001: Jef Raskin Joins Keynote

MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers

Contact: Carol Lynn
c/o Expotech
1264 Bedford Road
Grosse Point Park, MI 48230

February 22, 2001-Dearborn, MI- In the ongoing efforts to provide the maximum Macintosh keynote, MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers is pleased to announce the addition of Jef Raskin to the Ultimate Macintosh Engineering Reunion conference keynote.

For this one-of-a-kind event, MacHack has already empanelled Andy Hertzfeld, Caroline Rose, Guy “Bud” Tribble and Bruce Horn. All are members of the early Macintosh engineering team and promise a keynote full of reminiscences of computing by-gones as well as a unique look at the future as envisioned by people who continue to lead the computer industry.

Jef Raskin, a consultant on human-machine interaction design, is best known as the father of Apple's Macintosh computer. His new book, "The Humane Interface" (Addison Wesley, 2000) received 3 printings in 9 months, is in use at 11 universities, is being translated into 5 languages, and has been nominated for 2 awards so far. Over 500 of Jef's articles have been published; he has a column in Forbes ASAP, and is often published in Wired, a number of Web zines, the Communications of the ACM, Quantum, Skeptical Inquirer, and lots of model airplane magazines. He was the conductor of the San Francisco Chamber Opera, a professional photographer, a professor of art at the University of California, and a university computer center director. He plays keyboards and is learning to play chalumeaux. If you think that this sounds like a fictional character, you'd be right, as Jef appears in one of Spider Robinson's science fiction novels.

MacHack 2001 will take place June 21-23, 2001, in Dearborn, Michigan. This unprecedented keynote panel will convene at the traditional 12:01 AM on June 21 to kick off the 72-hour marathon conference. More information is available on the Web from <>.

For attendees, discounted registration is available for early response. Full attendees can register for $475 online, a savings of $50 of the regular registration rate, this price is good until April 15, 2001. Students can register for $50, which includes all-access to the conference as well as a special meal package. Total attendance is limited to 400. Student attendance is limited to 50. More details are available on the conference website.

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