We are excited to share about our new 5-Part TV series with Silicon Valley pioneers Andy Hertzfeld and Bill Atkinson. Both were pursuing their graduate studies when they decided to drop out and join Apple in the late 1970s when it was a young startup. Hertzfeld and Atkinson were members of the original Macintosh team and made significant contributions at Apple.
In 1990 Atkinson, Hertzfeld and Marc Porat co-founded General Magic and their vision was to create a personal communicator. While their product did not gain traction, the ideas and technology they introduced at General Magic gained enormous traction. You can see some of General Magic’s DNA in smart devices like the iPhone, iPad and Android phones.
This is a highlight from our upcoming series with Atkinson and Hertzfeld that will air on TV in the US later in 2019.