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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by MOS6510 on Wed 29th Aug 2012 11:45 UTC
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2011-05-12

I used to have a terminal at home, just a plain text one. It could dial in using a 2400 baud modem to my employer.

I only did it a few times just for fun, because we used Solaris and for some strange reason the keyboard didn't have a | key, which rather sucks if you use an UNIX system.

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