How Times Change

An excerpt from John Buck’s Timeline, on the announcement of QuickTime at WWDC in 1990:

Casey announced that QuickTime would allow the Macintosh to be the premier platform for digital media, and in doing so pre-empt Microsoft’s release of multimedia extensions to Windows 3.0.

In his own summary at the conference, John Sculley promised:

…the next generation of breakthrough applications will be on the Mac.

Sculley did not mention that work on QuickTime had not even started.

Announced with just a name.

Monday, 28 October 2013