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30/01/1963 Computer program Sketchpad is written by Ivan Sutherland

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Ivan Sutherland's Sketchpad

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Ivan Sutherland Sketchpad Demo

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Ivan Sutherland, 2016 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee

It was written by American computer scientist Ivan Sutherland. It is considered to be the ancestor of modern computer-aided design (CAD) programs as well as a major breakthrough in the development of computer graphics in general. Sutherland demonstrated with Sketchpad that computer graphics could be used for both artistic and technical purposes.
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