Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Nov 2006 21:32 UTC
Apple If there's one machine that shaped the future of the computer business more than any other, it is almost certainly the Apple I. And what do you get when you bring together four of the team - including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak - behind that groundbreaking computer? A lovefest [ed. note: seriously].
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Dreadstar
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2006-01-21

Isn't Xerox responsible for the whole concept of the mouse-operated interface?

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Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

The mouse was invented before Xerox PARC was around.

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Zoidberg Member since:
2006-02-11

Isn't Xerox responsible for the whole concept of the mouse-operated interface?

Actually no. The mouse was invented at Stanford by Douglas Engelbart in the early 60s. It was very crude though, used two big wheels on the bottom instead of a ball. Xerox came out with the modern mouse in the 70s, it used a ball and went on to be used in their Alto computer and later of course the Lisa and Macintosh. The modern GUI was definately a Xerox creation though.

Edited 2006-11-07 17:35

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