Jef Raskin

1943 - 2005

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Jef Raskin (born Jeff Raskin; March 9, 1943 – February 26, 2005) was an American human–computer interface expert who conceived and began leading the Macintosh project at Apple in the late 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jef Raskin has received more than 614,883 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Jef Raskin is the 38th most popular computer scientist (down from 27th in 2019), the 2,710th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,033rd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Jef Raskin ranks 38 out of 245Before him are Satoshi Nakamoto, Luigi Federico Menabrea, Ken Kutaragi, Leonard Kleinrock, Maurice Wilkes, and Juris Hartmanis. After him are Alan Perlis, Frances E. Allen, Edmund M. Clarke, Charles Bachman, Amir Pnueli, and J. C. R. Licklider.

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Among people born in 1943, Jef Raskin ranks 189Before him are Ramón Sampedro, Nicholas Negroponte, Mustafa Nadarević, Pak Doo-ik, Kiyoshi Tomizawa, and Lynn Redgrave. After him are Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, Michael Spence, Odilon Polleunis, Don Simpson, Edie Sedgwick, and Dominik Duka. Among people deceased in 2005, Jef Raskin ranks 87Before him are Álvaro Cunhal, Andre Gunder Frank, Alberto Lattuada, Alexander Yakovlev, Ed McBain, and Amrita Pritam. After him are Julio César Turbay Ayala, Edward Bunker, Erich Topp, George Mikan, Simone Simon, and Philip Morrison.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jef Raskin ranks 2,710 out of 20,380Before him are Annie Oakley (1860), Taylor Hackford (1944), Mickey Cohen (1913), Elgin Baylor (1934), Maurice White (1941), and William Joyce (1906). After him are Jim Kelly (1946), Edwin Hall (1855), Chuck Lorre (1952), Grace Slick (1939), Nelson Algren (1909), and Anne Archer (1947).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Jef Raskin ranks 22Before him are Larry Page (1973), Kevin Mitnick (1963), Ward Cunningham (1949), Barbara Liskov (1939), Allen Newell (1927), and Leonard Kleinrock (1934). After him are Alan Perlis (1922), Frances E. Allen (1932), Edmund M. Clarke (1945), Charles Bachman (1924), J. C. R. Licklider (1915), and John Cocke (1925).