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The Apple Independent Software Developers Conference, also just called 1983 Developers' Conference,[1] was a computer conference and event that was hosted by Apple Computer from August 8 to 11, 1983 at the Dunfey Hotel in San Mateo, California.[2]

Events[]

Dunfey Hotel San Mateo

The Dunfey Hotel in the 1980s.

Newly-appointed CEO John Sculley stated that Apple's goal was to pursue being the best over market share. Tim Gill of Quark demonstrated Catalyst, a Macintosh-style GUI for the Apple II series that competed with MouseDesk.[3]

The last day, August 11, was focused on the new Lisa computer and its graphical operating system in a dedicated "Lisa Day". During a discussion about the development of QuickDraw, speaker Bill Atkinson recalled how Apple co-founder Steve Jobs convinced him to create a RoundRects routine to give the user interface a "warm and friendly" appearance.[2]

References[]

  1. Apple T-shirts: A Yearbook of History at Apple Computer by Gordon Thygeson, p.5. Pomo Publishing. 1997.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Report from the Castle by Semaphore Corporation, 'Signal' no.3, p.1. 1983-08-22.
  3. Apple’s Independent Software Developer's Conference by Don Norris, Apple Orchard p.10-11. 1983-10.

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