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1401 North Shoreline Boulevard

Mountain View, CA 94043

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The Museum’s John Markoff in Conversation with Newton pioneer Steve Capps, Go Corp. Founder Jerry Kaplan, and General Magic Co-founder Marc Porat.

Two decades before Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, a handful of engineers and designers began exploring idea of handheld computers in Silicon Valley. In 1987, beginning with the then-secret Newton Project inside Apple and with a mobile pen-based computer at Go Corp., a range of handheld computing ideas began to bubble-up all around the Valley. Before long, inside Apple there were prototypes like Swatch and Pen Mac, and the Pocket Crystal idea which would be spun out in 1990 as General Magic. Shortly afterwards, in 1992, Palm Computing was founded. The race was on to reinvent computing and make it even more personal.

Join us for a fascinating panel discussion with moderator John Markoff, a Computer History Museum Historian, who reported on the era for the New York Times, Steve Capps, who led the development of the Newton while at Apple Computer; Donna Dubinsky, former president & CEO of Palm, Inc. and co-founder of Handspring; Jerry Kaplan, founder of Go Corp.; and Marc Porat, co-founder and former chief executive of General Magic.

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Steve Capps
Chief Innovator at PayNearMe, Member of Apple Newton design team

Donna Dubinsky
CEO and Co-founder of Numenta

Marc Porat
Co-founder and Former CEO of General Magic

Jerry Kaplan
Founder and former CEO of GO Corp., Fellow at The Center for Legal Informatics at Stanford University Law School

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John Markoff

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