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: Is it me?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2012 12:16 UTC in reply to "Is it me? "
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Considering there's not a single negative mention of Apple in this article, your comment is a bit off-topic.

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RE[2]: Is it me?
by Windows Sucks on Wed 29th Aug 2012 12:59 in reply to "RE: Is it me? "
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Considering there's not a single negative mention of Apple in this article, your comment is a bit off-topic.


"It also shows that, unlike what some want you to believe, it wasn't just one company that saw the value in bringing the graphical user interface to the masses"

"You wouldn't believe it from reading about entitled corporations competing in courtrooms, but it almost seems like this is how the technology industry has always worked."

I mean the only company I hear you talking about in these terms is Apple. I guess I am just seeing fire from smoke? Good article and interesting besides the sly bashing.

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RE[3]: Is it me?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2012 13:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Is it me? "
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

So, stating simple facts is now considered bashing.

Okidoki.

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RE[2]: Is it me?
by bitwelder on Thu 30th Aug 2012 07:20 in reply to "RE: Is it me? "
bitwelder Member since:
2010-04-27

There is a typo in the hyperlink to 'some' (that should lead to Wikipedia page of McIntosh).
[just_kidding]
I'm sure you did it on purpose!
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Very interesting article, thanks Thom.

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