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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Truly fascinating
by mantrik00 on Wed 29th Aug 2012 13:53 UTC
mantrik00
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2011-07-06

Great work Thom. Keep unearthing such early works in the computing industry. Despite all the muscle of the myth making machines of some corporations, the truth must ultimately prevail.

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RE: Truly fascinating
by henderson101 on Wed 29th Aug 2012 13:59 in reply to "Truly fascinating"
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2006-05-30

He didn't exactly unearth this... given it was an article on the Verge and it was on the Verge's RSS feed. I saw it there first too.

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