posted by Eugenia Loli on Fri 10th Oct 2003 19:55 UTC
IconThe Xerox Alto, the computer that introduced us to the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and forever aliented Command-Line Interface (CLI) programmers everywhere, has reached the ripe old age of 30. So, Vintage and the Computer History Museum is celebrating this weekend it in grand style by having a panel of past and present Xerox PARC luminaries speak about the development of the Alto. They are also featuring a line-up of classic (and working) Xerox machines. Jef Raskin will speak on the second day of the event, so if you live in the Bay Area, don't miss it this weekend! OSNews featured a related retro article with many cool pictures a few months ago.

Here's the current schedule:

Saturday, October 11

Time      Speaker              Topic
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10:00 AM  Evan Koblentz        History of the PDA
11:00 AM  Zbigniew Stachniak   Microcomputing in Canada 1973-1983
11:30 AM  Christine Finn       Collecting the Collectors
12:00 PM  Len Shustek          Keynote Speech
12:30 PM  Lynne & Bill Jolitz  The Symmetric 375 and Berkeley Unix
 1:00 PM  Xerox Alto Panel     Xerox Alto 30th Birthday Bash

Sunday, October 12

Time      Speaker              Topic
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10:00 AM  Joey Tuttle          A Personal History of the IBM 5100
11:00 AM  Forth Panel          Using Forth with Vintage Computers
11:30 AM  Todd Fischer         IMSAI History & the New IMSAI Series 2
12:00 PM  Sellam Ismail        VCF Shenanigans
12:30 PM  Jef Raskin           The Humane Interface
 1:00 PM  Bruce Damer          Joys and Trials of Computer Collecting
 1:30 PM  Andre' LaMothe       Neo-Retro: The XGameStation
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