[NTLK] Marc Porat and Magic Cap

Anjan Katta a12katta at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 16:30:01 EDT 2019

Can others chime in with more stories about Porat & General Magic ? I find
them totally fascinating

On Mon, Jul 8, 2019, 1:05 PM Maury Estabrooks <maurye at gmail.com> wrote:

> >
> > Jobs was a a few years gone from Apple. Marc Porat came to Apple from a
> think tank. He was a visionary. He talked around at Apple where the future
> was headed in tech. He showed Andy Hertzfeld is Red Book of ideas.
> > Hertzfeld contacted Bill Atkinson and told him he has seen the future.
> Bill was soon onboard. John Sculley agreed that Marc, Andy and Bill needed
> to be spun out of Apple. Marc was a good front man. Sony and Motorola paid
> to be on board. General Magic was born. It’s hard to poo-poo Magic Cap
> until you have seen it in action.
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