Dec 26, 2022
This time we are looking at a somewhat obscure machine: the Canon Cat. Designed by Jef Raskin, the Cat is sometimes called the spiritual successor to the Macintosh. That's a nice little epitaph, but doesn't fully explain the tangled mess of things between Raskin, Jobs, Apple, and the Mac. Today we will try to untangle some of that mess as we examine a fascinating little computer that could have changed the world.
http://www.canoncat.net/ -- Everything about the Cat
https://archive.org/details/Apple_Mac_Selected_Papers_1980/ -- Raskin's Macintosh memos
https://www.digibarn.com/friends/jef-raskin/writings/millions.html -- Computers by the Millions