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.
Thread beginning with comment 533012
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Wed 29th Aug 2012 15:46 UTC
kovacm
Member since:
2010-12-16

this becoming hilarious ...

did you know Thom that only most polished products remain on market? hint: Mac OS X and iOS.

regarding past:
Atari rediscover UNIX in 1992.
NeXT rediscover UNIX in 1988.
Microsoft rediscover VMS in 1993.
Xerox rediscover Douglas Engelbart in 1971.

WHAT IS YOUR POINT?

Point is that: "most *polished* products remain on market" (except for Microsoft Windows - it is a glitch in the system, but it should become soon eradicated)

Reply Score: -3

RE: Comment by kovacm
by henderson101 on Wed 29th Aug 2012 15:52 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30


NeXT rediscover UNIX in 1988.


I'm confused as to whether that (above) is a "bad thing". But if it is, let me throw you a curve ball: both iOS and Mac OS X are based on the original NeXTSTeP OS and therefore... based on UNIX.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE: Comment by kovacm
by Soulbender on Wed 29th Aug 2012 16:07 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Point is that: "most *polished* products remain on market"


Well, that explains why Linux is still in the market then.

Reply Parent Score: 7

RE: Comment by kovacm
by saso on Wed 29th Aug 2012 19:08 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
saso Member since:
2007-04-18

NeXT rediscover UNIX in 1988.

Mac OS X and iOS basically *are* NeXTStep. Aparently you weren't aware of this...

Microsoft rediscover VMS in 1993.

And much of VMS architecture has found its way into the NT kernel, which powers every single Windows PC machine on the market today.

this becoming hilarious ...

Especially coming from someone who doesn't even take care to check his facts.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[2]: Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Thu 30th Aug 2012 05:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by kovacm"
kovacm Member since:
2010-12-16

Mac OS X and iOS basically *are* NeXTStep. Aparently you weren't aware of this...

why you think that? that I wasn't aware of this?
or that Microsoft bring Dave Cutler and half of his team to make NT.

apparently you did not understand me.


what I want to say is that there is nothing new:
as Thom trying to say: "look, there was work on GUI before Mac" of course there was.

same you can tell for NT that is "based" on VMS (NT could be a DEC product anyway)
or NeXT that is based on UNIX
or as DOS is "based" ;) ;) on CP/M
GEM is based on GSX
...

there is nothing brand new on this world, but ultimately everything is come back to TASTE. that's separate successful product and not successful product. (except in case of Microsoft Windows ;) )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAc05PeNAuU

Reply Parent Score: -1