Seattle Before the iPhone #6 - Tim Wood

This episode was recorded 17 May 2013 live and in person at Omni’s lovely offices overlooking Lake Union in Seattle.

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Tim Wood, CTO of The Omni Group, talks about how Omni got started and what it was like being a NeXT developer before the acquisition.

Things we mention, in order of appearance (more or less):

  • Atari 800
  • BASIC
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Commodore
  • Apple II
  • 6502 Assembler
  • Atari ST
  • Compute! Magazine
  • Burroughs
  • Mainframes
  • Radio Shack
  • NeXT
  • Mac
  • University of Washington
  • H19 Terminal
  • Fortran
  • Mathematica
  • LaTeX
  • Java
  • Ada
  • Boeing
  • Department of Defense
  • VMS
  • IBM 360
  • Objective-C
  • AppKit
  • Interface Builder
  • Project Builder
  • Makefiles
  • Read-write Optical drives
  • Wil Shipley
  • Ken Case
  • Greg Titus
  • Tom Bunch
  • Massively multiplayer games
  • Minecraft
  • MOOs
  • MUSHes
  • CompuServe
  • Ultima Online
  • William Morris Agency
  • McCaw Cellular
  • 1992
  • Framemaker
  • Adobe
  • Lighthouse Design
  • Diagram!
  • OmniGraffle
  • 1994
  • www.app
  • OmniWeb
  • Blink tag
  • Rocky & Bullwinkle
  • Rhapsody
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Sun
  • OpenStep
  • Solaris
  • Windows NT
  • Be
  • Jean-Louis Gasée
  • Enterprise Objects Framework
  • Core Data
  • Avie Tevanian
  • Jon Rubinstein
  • Bertrand Serlet
  • Craig Federighi
  • Appletalk
  • Yellow Box
  • HP-UX
  • Andrew Stone
  • Doom
  • Id Software
  • Wil’s mail
  • OpenGL
  • John Carmack
  • DirectX
  • OmniOutliner
  • Comic Life
  • NCSA
  • GCD
  • Blocks
  • Functional programming
  • Mac Pro
  • Go
  • Rust
  • Race conditions
  • OmniPresence
  • Own the Wheel
  • iCloud Core Data Syncing
  • Rich Siegel
  • Yojimbo
  • Sync Services
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