Feb 25, 2023
1. The Forgotten Desktop Publishing App
PageMaker was the program that defined desktop publishing for the Macintosh platform back in 1985. But what about the PC? Three ex-Digital Research employees believed that desktop publishing could reach the masses of IBM and compatible users as well, so they started Ventura Software. Today, their product "Ventura Publisher" is a largely forgotten footnote in desktop publishing history.
* Computer Chronicles Revisited, Part 69 -- PageMaker, Ventura Publisher, and the DEST PC Scan Plus
* Computer Chronicles #408 -- Desktop Publishing, Part 2 (1986)
* Oral history with Paul Brainerd (Computer History Museum, 2006)
* Oral history panel with Paul Brainerd, Jonathan Seybold, Lee Lorenzen, and John Scull (Computer History Museum, 2017)
* Ted Silveira's review of _Ventura Publisher_ (PROFILES Magazine, 1987)
* Podcast Music: "Scenic Detour" by Melody Ayres-Griffiths.