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 best known for conceiving and starting 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 459,512 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Jef Raskin is the 34th most popular computer scientist (down from 33rd in 2019), the 2,603rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,322nd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Jef Raskin ranks 34 out of 205Before him are Peter Naur, Guido van Rossum, Ward Cunningham, Luigi Federico Menabrea, Frances E. Allen, and Ivan Sutherland. After him are Don Norman, Tony Hoare, Ken Kutaragi, Pierre Bézier, Jay Wright Forrester, and Allen Newell.

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Among people born in 1943, Jef Raskin ranks 156Before him are Mohammed Badie, Björn Waldegård, Paul Michael Glaser, Dušan Ivković, Köbi Kuhn, and Robert Lefkowitz. After him are Mike Leigh, Oskar Lafontaine, Terry Eagleton, José Ángel Iribar, Randy Newman, and Joan Manuel Serrat. Among people deceased in 2005, Jef Raskin ranks 91Before him are Aenne Burda, Ghena Dimitrova, Vizma Belševica, Edward Bunker, Monica Zetterlund, and Alberto Lattuada. After him are Michalina Wisłocka, Andre Gunder Frank, Johnny Carson, Alexander Yakovlev, George P. Cosmatos, and Frits Philips.

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Among people born in United States, Jef Raskin ranks 2,603 out of 15,968Before him are Geoffrey Lewis (1935), Robert Lefkowitz (1943), David Koch (1940), Peter Boyle (1935), John Phillips (1935), and Al Di Meola (1954). After him are Linda Ronstadt (1946), Billy Drago (1945), Walter Koenig (1936), John Glover (1944), Robert Garrett (1875), and David Wilkerson (1931).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Jef Raskin ranks 22Before him are Dorothy Vaughan (1910), Larry Tesler (1945), J. C. R. Licklider (1915), Ward Cunningham (1949), Frances E. Allen (1932), and Ivan Sutherland (1938). After him are Don Norman (1935), Jay Wright Forrester (1918), Allen Newell (1927), Charles Bachman (1924), Leslie Lamport (1941), and Barbara Liskov (1939).