Paracomp

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Paracomp was a Macintosh programming company known for their 3D software, Swivel 3D[1] and ModelShop[2] and FilmMaker.[3] FilmMaker was known for its packaging which was a 16mm film reel tin which was used to contain the software and manuals. Paracomp was also the publisher of the computer algebra system Milo,[4] which - as the first program on Macintosh - allowed to perform symbolic computation[5] using standard math notation.[6] Paracomp was acquired by MacroMind in 1991 to briefly form MacroMind-Paracomp,[7] before adding Authorware in 1992[8] and becoming Macromedia.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peltz, David L. (January 1989). "Swivel 3D 1.00". Macworld. IDG. pp. 156, 158. ISSN 0741-8647. 
  2. ^ "MacWorld News, ModelShop: 3-D in the Fast Lane". Macworld. IDG. November 1989. p. 119. ISSN 0741-8647. 
  3. ^ Worthington, Paul (August 6, 1990). "Paracomp Ships Three Mac Imaging Packages". InfoWorld. Vol. 12 no. 32. IDG. p. 5. ISSN 0199-6649. 
  4. ^ Rimey (1992). "Template Bsed Formula Editing in KAAVA". Design and Implementation of Symbolic Computation Systems: International Symposium, DISCO '92. p. 2. 
  5. ^ Seiter, Charles (January 1990). "Math Without Tears". Macworld. IDG. p. 161. ISSN 0741-8647. 
  6. ^ Seiter, Charles (July 1989). "Milo 1.0". Macworld. Vol. 6 no. 7. IDG. pp. 164, 166. ISSN 0741-8647. 
  7. ^ "MacBulletin, Mergers and Acquisitions". Macworld. IDG. October 1991. p. 19. ISSN 0741-8647. 
  8. ^ Borzo, Jeanette (March 9, 1992). "Merger builds multimedia powerhouse MacroMind, Authorware will pool software resources". InfoWorld. Vol. 14 no. 10. IDG. p. 8. ISSN 0199-6649. 
  9. ^ Napier, H. Albert; Rivers, Ollie N.; Wagner, Stuart (2006). Creating a Winning E-Business, Second Edition. Cengage Learning. p. 342. ISBN 9780619217426.