Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2012 11:10 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Sometimes, you wake up in the morning, check your RSS feeds, and you know you just hit the jackpot. From the AT&T archives comes a video and description of Blit, a UNIX graphical user interface from 1982, on a 800x1024 portrait display. It employs a three button mouse, right-click context menus, multiple windows, and lots, lots more. It was developed at Bell Labs, and is yet another case that illustrates how the technology industry doesn't work in a vacuum.
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RE[2]: Lisa
by henderson101 on Wed 29th Aug 2012 13:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Lisa"
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2006-05-30

Well no Thom. No discredit here. The product was in development in 1982, but look at when the final product was released.. 1984. So no need to argue. As I said, the Lisa was in development in 1978. You're very righ... in the late 70's there was a lot of buzz about GUI.

Again, this is a fine achievement, but it's no Xerox Alto. It very much reminds me of screen shots I've seen of Plan 9, though I think that window manager tiles.

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