Roger Wagner founded one of the first software companies for Apple computers in the very early years of personal computing. Wagner also authored the first book on assembly language programming for the Apple II. In the words of his long-time friend Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, ?Roger Wagner didn?t just read the first book on programming the Apple computer?he wrote it.?
He saw the educational potential of hypermedia before the advent of the web. He developed hypermedia authoring software, HyperStudio, which had a significant influence on the field. The noted educator Doug Peterson said, ?If you do anything with technology in your classroom, your approach most assuredly has Roger Wagner?s influence all over it.?
Technology and Learning Magazine lists Wagner as one of the ?Most Important Educational Technology Gurus,? along with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Seymour Papert.
Over his four-decade career at the forefront of the computing industry, Wagner amassed a significant historical collection of computer and technology artifacts. Wagner holds numerous computer-related patents, and continues to be a significant presence in the evolution of new technologies.
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