1990 – Craig Hickman
Making art kid‑friendly
Craig Hickman, who teaches digital arts at the University of Oregon, saw how frustrated his son was with early drawing tools for computers. He was inspired to create the breakthrough, easy-to-use program Kid Pix. He chose to build it for the Mac because its intuitive interface let kids draw what they saw in their heads. His son loved it, and so did a lot of other kids, making it a best-selling application that still inspires young imaginations today.
Introduced October 15, 1990
The Macintosh LC dramatically lowered the price of a color-capable Mac, making it available to many more people. Color opened a new world of possibilities, letting users create things they could only imagine before. This computer also introduced built-in audio input to the Mac, making it easier to treat sound as a powerful creative tool.
What people did with it
In 1990, the Macintosh LC was many things to Mac users. Here’s how people say they used it the most.
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