Rys McCusker had some involvement.
- http://www.treedragon.com/ged/map/ti/newOct01.htm#21oct01-exhaustion Of the four megabytes, OpenDoc had to run in 1-2 megabytes. More was better, and necessary for RAM hungry Cyberdog. (Fighting with Cyberdog was sometimes not all that gentle.) The loaded object code for OpenDoc itself was nearly a meg. With no virtual memory, running out meant hitting hard limits... But Apple pulled the plug on OpenDoc before Quilt was finished. Apple bought NeXT for $420 million. Now it's five years later. And five years later, you still don't have Compound Document-s.
Cyber Dog was an OpenDoc-based suite of internet applications, including email and news readers, a web browser and address book management components, as well as drag and drop FTP. OpenDoc allowed these components to be reused and embedded in other documents by the user. For instance, a "live" Cyberdog web page could be embedded in a presentation program, one of the common demonstrations of OpenDoc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberdog
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