Electronic documents in chemistry, from ChemDraw 1.0 to present


Stewart D. Rubenstein, CambridgeSoft Corp, 100 CambridgePark Dr, Cambridge, MA 02140
Although graphical user interfaces had been used for a number of years, the development of the Macintosh and the laser printer in the mid-80's made it possible to develop ChemDraw and other programs which became widely available to non-specialist chemists. More recently, the deployment of high-speed wide-area networks has made possible global sharing of electronic documents and other information. This talk will trace the history of some of these developments, and discuss opportunities today for deeper collaboration through the use of secure, scalable, global information systems now available.

Herman Skolnik Award Symposium
8:15 AM-11:45 AM, Tuesday, August 24, 2004 Pennsylvania Convention Center -- 110A&B, Oral

Division of Chemical Information

The 228th ACS National Meeting, in Philadelphia, PA, August 22-26, 2004