Bruce Horn

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Bruce Horn pictured in 2013.

Bruce Lawrence Horn (born 1960[1]) is a programmer and creator.[2] He created the Macintosh Finder and the Macintosh Resource Manager for Apple Computer. His signature is amongst those molded to the case of the Macintosh 128K.

A member of the original Apple Macintosh design team,[3] Horn received a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences from Stanford University in 1982 and a M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University in Computer Science in 1994. Horn was a student in the Learning Research Group (1973–1981), where Smalltalk was developed. While there, he worked on various projects including the NoteTaker, a portable Smalltalk machine, and wrote the initial Dorado Smalltalk microcode for Smalltalk.

He owns, and programs software for, Ingenuity Software. He was employed by Powerset as the principal development manager of the Natural Language Technology group. Powerset was acquired by Microsoft in the fall of 2008 and is part of Bing.

Currently, Horn is an Intel Fellow and Chief Scientist for Smart Device Innovation in the New Devices Group at Intel Corporation.[4]

Horn serves on the board of advisors of The Hyperwords Company Ltd of the UK, which works to make the web more usefully interactive and which has produced the free Firefox Add-On called 'Hyperwords'.[5]


  1. ^ Horn, Bruce, "The Original Macintosh: Joining the Mac Group"
  2. ^ Horn, Bruce, "Bruce Horn - About"
  3. ^ Lemmons, Phil (February 1984). "An Interview: The Macintosh Design Team". BYTE (interview). p. 58. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Intel Executive Biographies" Archived February 20, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, Intel website
  5. ^ "About Us : Advisory Board" Archived 2009-07-17 at the Wayback Machine, Hyperwords website

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