1989 – John Knoll
Visualizing the impossible
John Knoll has spent his career creating visual effects for movies, but it was his co-invention of Photoshop, with his brother Thomas, that helped change design and photography forever. Before that, photos were manipulated by hand in the darkroom. Originally developed on the Mac, Photoshop gave photographers new, faster ways to manipulate images and allowed them to push creative boundaries. It’s become so embedded in culture that whenever someone alters a photo, the name of the application is used to describe what they did.
Introduced September 20, 1989
The Macintosh Portable was Apple’s first battery-powered computer. Weighing almost 16 pounds, it wasn’t nearly as portable as today’s notebooks. But that didn’t stop it from being the first off-the-shelf notebook to be taken into space, aboard the space shuttle Atlantis in 1991. Among other things, it was used to send the very first email from space.
What people did with it
In 1989, the Macintosh Portable was many things to Mac users. Here’s how people say they used it the most.
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