Tag: computer history

“Susan Kare, Icon of Icons”

Priceonomics has an interview with Susan Kare, who has spent  her career designing icons for graphic computer interfaces and the first proportionally spaced font for Apple.  “For many, Susan Kare’s icons were a first taste of human-computer interaction: they were approachable, friendly, and simple, much like the designer […]

A Halting Fire

In the season one finale of AMC’s new series Halt and Catch Fire, the builders of the Cardiff Electric portable Giant computer gather around a conference table to read an unenthusiastically positive review of their new product. It is an unwittingly apt reflection of my reaction to the […]