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Bill Atkinson is the programming genius behind many ground breaking Apple products namely Hypercard, MacPaint.

“I have realized over time that I missed the mark with HyperCard,” he said from his studio in Menlo Park, California. “I grew up in a box-centric culture at Apple. If I’d grown up in a network-centric culture, like Sun, HyperCard might have been the first Web browser. My blind spot at Apple prevented me from making HyperCard the first Web browser.”

“I thought everyone connected was a pipe dream,” he said. “Boy, was I wrong. I missed that one.”

I think it is very good practice for all designers or entrepreneurs to spend some time looking for their own blind spots. This is a goal I hope I can personally follow every day for the rest of my working days.


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