The “Programmers At Work” panel, 1987 #VintageComputing @andyhertzfeld

In 1986, Susan Lammers of Microsoft Press published “Programmers at Work”, an entertaining collection of interviews with nineteen prominent programmers.

In early 1987, nine of the interviewees in the book participated in a panel discussion in Santa Clara. Andy Hertzfeld recently unearthed video from the panel, which brings back lots of memories of computing in the ‘80s.

From left to right, the panelists are Robert Carr, Andy Hertzfeld, Scott Kim, Charles Simonyi, Jaron Lanier, John Page, Jef Raskin, Peter Roizen and John Warnock. Unfortunately, Andy doesn’t recall the name of the moderator.

See the video below:


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