Old-ish Graphic Apps
jfoust at threedee.com
Thu Aug 14 13:37:03 CDT 2008
At 02:03 PM 8/13/2008, Richard wrote:
> John Honniball <coredump at gifford.co.uk> writes:
>> I used to write presentation graphics software for the London
>> Software Studio, back in 1986-88. Harvard Graphics was out big
>> competitor at the time -- what happened to it?
>It appears to still be around <http://www.harvardgraphics.com/>
Well, sort of. As the About page says, "In 2001, Serif Incorporated
acquired the exclusive marketing rights to all Harvard Graphics products."
SPC tanked in the mid 90s. Although I consulted there in '90-92 in
the Madison and San Jose offices after helping to create the illustration
product that was sold to SPC and eventually became Harvard Draw and
then Harvard F/X (and as still available in Serif's Harvard Graphics 98
product), and helped with the conversion filters for Harvard Graphics
for Windows, I don't remember much of their end story.
Hmm, here's a clue:
Looks like there's a recent recollection in the IEEE Annals:
And some at the Computer History Museum:
And there's a web for alumni:
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