Today in History: Aldus Pagemaker 1.0 was released, 1985
On July 15, 1985 — 30 years ago today — one of the first desktop publishing programs was released by Aldus for the original Apple Macintosh. (Much later, in December 1986, Pagemaker was made available for the IBM PC.) Pagemaker was awarded an “SPA [Software Publishers Association] Excellence in Software Award for Best New Use of a Computer” in 1986. The software was primarily written by Paul Brainerd (see images, lower right).

YouTube Videos:
•Computer Chronicles: PageMaker for the Mac (length 01:37). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNwe12xmono
•Computer Chronicles – PageMaker on the PC (length 06:21). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVXxH6qVpSs

Web Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_PageMaker
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Brainerd
http://www.peterlewis.com/2013/08/05/apple-and-the-desktop-manufacturing-revolution/

Book Sources:
When Computing Got Personal: A History of the Desktop Computer. http://amzn.to/1I2N99d

Image credits (top to bottom, left to right):
•Apple Macintosh and Laserwriter
•Aldus Pagemaker Apple Macintosh disk
•Paul Brainerd

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