Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Aug 2012 09:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Just driving yesterday's point home some more: "The Lilith was one of the first computer workstations worldwide with a high-resolution graphical display and a mouse. The first prototype was developed by Niklaus Wirth and his group between 1978 and 1980 with Richard Ohran as the hardware specialist. [...] The whole system software of the Lilith was written in Modula-2, a structured programming language which Wirth has developed at the same time. The programs were compiled into low-level M-Code instructions which could be executed by the hardware. The user interface was designed with windows, icons and pop-up menus. Compared with the character based systems available at that time, these were revolutionary metaphors in the interaction with a computer." Jos Dreesen, owner of one of the few remaining working Liliths, wrote a Lilith emulator for Linux.
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by tylerdurden on Fri 31st Aug 2012 01:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: And..."
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You keep making these purely subjective qualitative arguments, passing them as facts, about machines and systems which you have never used, which I find hilarious.

BTW, let me let you in a little "secret": when the project that eventually led to the Lisa was started in 1978, it wasn't a GUI. In fact, Apple did not have any personnel working on GUIs until 1980 at the earliest.

Edited 2012-08-31 01:09 UTC

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