Bill Atkinson

1951 - Today

Bill Atkinson

Bill Atkinson (born March 17, 1951) is an American computer engineer and photographer. Atkinson worked at Apple Computer from 1978 to 1990. Atkinson was the principal designer and developer of the graphical user interface (GUI) of the Apple Lisa and, later, one of the first thirty members of the original Apple Macintosh development team, and was the creator of the ground-breaking MacPaint application, which fulfilled the vision of using the computer as a creative tool. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Atkinson has received more than 230,646 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 309th most popular inventor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 230k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 40.28

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among inventors, Bill Atkinson ranks 308 out of 323Before him are Alfred Carlton Gilbert, Lewis Howard Latimer, Andy Bechtolsheim, Henry J. Kaiser, Peter Cooper, and Robert S. Langer. After him are Robert Metcalfe, Richard Pearse, Almon Brown Strowger, Roger C. Field, Dean Kamen, and Marc Andreessen.

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Among people born in 1951, Bill Atkinson ranks 379Before him are Anne-Karine Strøm, Marcel Dionne, Dani, Pamela Bellwood, Steve Miner, and Nitish Kumar. After him are Noritake Takahara, Paulo Kassoma, Kathryn D. Sullivan, Bill Moseley, Roger Pontare, and Jill Biden.

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