Robert L. Belleville is an American computer engineer who was an early head of engineering at Apple from 1982 until 1985.
Robert L. Belleville
|Occupation||Software Manager at Apple (1982-1985)|
Belleville worked at Xerox, where he was a primary designer of the hardware for the Xerox Star. Steve Jobs is said to have invited him to join Apple by saying, "Everything you've ever done in your life is s---, ... so why don't you come work for me?" In May 1982 he became software manager for the Macintosh 128; in August that year he became engineering manager of the Macintosh division. As Apple Director of Engineering, he played a major role in developing the LaserWriter. He resigned from Apple in summer 1985 after Jobs announced his resignation, and later worked at Silicon Graphics.
In Alex Gibney's documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, Belleville said that the pressure of working at Apple had ended his marriage and that Jobs "[was always apparently] seducing you, vilifying you, or ignoring you", but he cried when he recalled working for him.
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In 1978, the initial proposal for a set of "Universal Signs" was made by Bob Belleville at Xerox PARC. Many persons contributed ideas to the development of a new encoding design. Beginning in 1980, these efforts evolved into the Xerox Character Code Standard (XCCS) by the present author, a multilingual encoding which has been maintained by Xerox as an internal corporate standard since 1982, through the efforts of Ed Smura, Ron Pellar, and others.
- "The Final Demonstration of the Xerox 'Star' Computer, 1981" (PDF) (transcript). Computer History Museum. June 17, 1998. pp. 6–8. Belleville's account of the development of the Xerox Star. 2 videocassettes OCLC 42292856.