By Staff Writer, CNET News.com
March 28, 2006 4:00 AM PT
Bill Atkinson was Apple Computer's main developer of the user interface that first appeared on the Lisa and later on the Mac.
A passionate photographer (you can see his stunning nature pictures here), Atkinson had the foresight in the late '70s and early '80s to document his UI work for Apple in a series of Polaroids.
The photos were published by another Mac pioneer, Andy Hertzfeld, in his book "Revolution in the Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made." Through Hertzfeld, Atkinson permitted CNET News.com to reprint the photos.
The captions for each photo are from "Revolution in the Valley," with only slight modifications made.
Time line: Three decades of Apple innovation The products, people and events that shaped the Mac maker.
Gallery 1: Early fonts, graphics Historic Polaroids chart evolution of the user interface.
Gallery 2: Radical shift Soft-key based UI becomes mouse/windows-based.
Gallery 3: Lisa desktop Creating double-click, menu bars and more.
Gallery 4: Sketching out the Mac Before MacPaint there was LisaGraf.
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