As much as that’s kind of a “rah rah” thing, I just wanted there to be that document, and I didn’t want to have to be in a position of retreat or reaction or defensiveness. I really wish I had the chance to talk to Susan Kare [an artist and graphic designer who created many of the interface elements for the Apple Macintosh in the 1980s], for example. I wanted to do a chapter on the women of Xerox PARC.
What are some of the stories you wanted to include but didn’t have space for in this book? That’s one of those super mythologized spaces in early tech literature — all the the coders and anthropologists and computer scientists all hobnobbing it together in bean bag chairs.
I really believe that it’s much easier to see yourself in the future of something when you can see yourself in the past and you’re rooted in it.
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