Thursday, June 3, 2004

That which was old is new again...

This is going to rattle a few cages... I've been keeping a back issue of Byte magazine from August 1986 (yes, I said 1986) that has an interesting article about a brand new application framework for the Macintosh built with Apple's Object Pascal language, called MacApp. Here's the article as scanned from that issue of Byte:

The most interesing bit is diagram on the second page of the article. For those of you that remember Turbo Vision, you'll certainly see an interesting similarity. Also, the Delphi folks will probably see some familiar stuff as well.

I remember Anders Hejlsberg saying, "Good ideas just don't go away."