Pair of Twiggys
lproven at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 11:31:40 CDT 2017
On 15 March 2017 at 02:23, Chris Hanson via cctalk
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> A lot of research and development went into the Lisa and Macintosh interfaces. They weren’t just “copied from Xerox.” If you sit someone who knows how to use a Mac in front of a circa-1979 Xerox Alto, they’ll be pretty mystified.
Absolutely -- but people who only know modern GUIs do not know this.
I have had just 1 chance to use a live working original Lisa. I was
fairly mystified myself. It's radically different from the Mac, and
the Lisa was radically different from the Xerox machines, from all the
demos I've seen.
I wrote here ( https://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/03/thank_microsoft_for_linux_desktop_fail/
) about how much almost all modern desktop GUIs inherit from Windows
95, and how much Windows got from the Mac.
Only if you use pre-Windows 3/OS2 PM GUIs do you realise how
different, and diverse, they once were.
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