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    I don't know if this is a huge coincidence, or if I have stumbled on to something. I had dismissed the Macintosh computer idea, as they came out after the book did. However, a name was posted on a different section of the board that caught my attention (it said something to the effect that the Macintosh computer was named after the guys favorite apple). So, perhaps we should compare the names...Does Cam Kaskgn = Jef Raskin ? The book calls Cam Kaskygn a mathmatician turned philosopher...while Jef Raskin had a degree in mathmatics, and got a degree a year later in philosophy.

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    interesting tidbit - can we follow the bread crumb trail a bit further!?!?!?
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    The book says that Cam Kaskgn is from Indian, but Jef Raskin is from New York. Raskin did not go to school in the states that the book claims that Kaskgn did, either. Now it is very possible that this has been changed to further protect Cam Kaskgn's identity. I did find it interesting that besides working on the Apple, he was born in New York, "The Big Apple". Unfortunatley, Jef Raskin has pancreatic cancer and I don't know how optomistic the diagnosis is. If Raskin is the mystious Cam Kaskgn, he and the hunt may come to a sad end. For everyones sake, especially for Raskin, I hope the prognisis is good and I know the chances of surving cancer keep getting better. Now we may just be off on some huge tangent, but for now it seems worth exploring.

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    Jef Raskin passed away last year from the cancer. He was survived by his wife and children. His son, named Aza (Azar from the book?) is continuing the projects he had been working on. Also interesting to note that all of Raskin's children's names started with the letter A, as did the names of the Mac Intosh boys in the story. Jef Raskin had an interest in astonomy. I have not, however, been able to establish a relationship between him and Karen Wagner, nor established any connection with him and "Fantasy Press". As far as colleges go, he may have only attended the ones mentioned in the book, but never graduated from them. Could be barking up the wrong tree...Just seems to be many big coincidences.

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    This is very fascinating. I read on the Jef Raskin Official Website that he was married to a woman named Karen. I wonder if this is the one and same Karen Wagner? Is there a way to track down her maiden name?

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    I am wondering if you can post where you found that, as the only reference I can seem to find of his wife is "Jef Raskin is survived by his wife of 23 years, Linda Blum" . That would be interesting to see, however, if he married Linda Blum 23 years ago last year...that puts him marrying her in 1982.

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    Hmmm... so he DID get divorced! Interesting...

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    Whoops! Don't know why it put the quote thing after my name...

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    divorced from a Karen

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