Anyone fancy a laugh?

Ian S. King isking at
Mon Dec 21 10:40:18 CST 2015

On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 5:58 AM, Jules Richardson <
jules.richardson99 at> wrote:

> On 12/21/2015 07:40 AM, Adrian Graham wrote:
>> Having typed that subject line I'm changing my attitude slightly
> Can someone ask if those are Steve Jobs' dead skin cells still stuck to
> the front pads?
Two words: Xerox Alto.  It was never a "massive commercial success" but
then, it wasn't designed or intended to be such.  But it incorporated a
mouse ten years before the Lisa's introduction.  There were things you just
couldn't do without the mouse, either (for example, using the Neptune file
manager, or the all-important task of playing pool).  -- Ian

Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
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Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered: Constructing a Sociotechnical
Narrative Through a Design Lens

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