Every great Apple product needs an app that shows off its unique features
The 1984 Macintosh had MacPaint. The 2007 iPhone had visual voicemail and Google Maps. The iPhone 4 had FaceTime.
Steve Jobs offered two tent-pole demos last week when he introduced the iPad 2. iMovie was cool, but GarageBand for the iPad is Apple's (AAPL) new must-have app.
The man who wrote MacPaint thinks it could be a milestone in computer development
Bill Atkinson was part of Steve Jobs' hand-picked team at Apple (AAPL) that developed the original Macintosh -- the one that popularized the mouse, windows and drop-down menus -- so he knows something about what computer engineers call human interface design.
And he ended a 20-minute presentation on the subject at Macworld 2011, which runs through Saturday in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 26, 2011 4:56 PM ET
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