Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Aug 2012 09:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Just driving yesterday's point home some more: "The Lilith was one of the first computer workstations worldwide with a high-resolution graphical display and a mouse. The first prototype was developed by Niklaus Wirth and his group between 1978 and 1980 with Richard Ohran as the hardware specialist. [...] The whole system software of the Lilith was written in Modula-2, a structured programming language which Wirth has developed at the same time. The programs were compiled into low-level M-Code instructions which could be executed by the hardware. The user interface was designed with windows, icons and pop-up menus. Compared with the character based systems available at that time, these were revolutionary metaphors in the interaction with a computer." Jos Dreesen, owner of one of the few remaining working Liliths, wrote a Lilith emulator for Linux.
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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Thu 30th Aug 2012 12:33 UTC
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

I know it's just down to what you're used to / familiar with, but vertical screen just look weird. Particularly on old CRTs:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/93/Diser_Lilith-IMG...

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RE: Comment by Laurence
by henderson101 on Thu 30th Aug 2012 13:16 in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

It looks a little like a sony eVilla :

http://cocktailmarketing.com.mx/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/e-v...

http://www.winsupersite.com/content/content/127159/reviews/P0000659...

No idea why BeOS and Be Inc has to arrive in all things, but apparently it does :-)

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by anevilyak on Thu 30th Aug 2012 13:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

If memory serves, didn't the Xerox Alto have a similar screen orientation?

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