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


Ivan Sutherland's Sketchpad


Ivan Sutherland Sketchpad Demo


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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