Pair of Twiggys

Josh Dersch derschjo at
Wed Mar 15 12:40:29 CDT 2017

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 9:35 AM, Liam Proven via cctalk <
cctalk at> wrote:

> On 15 March 2017 at 14:17, geneb via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> > Well hooray for Xerox.  Apple still obtained the concepts from Xerox,
> > regardless of the mechanism.
> Only some and only very basic ones.
> Icons for files, the "OK" and "Cancel" buttons, scroll bars, all kinds
> of utterly basic stuff were invented at Apple.

The Star introduced the concept of icons representing files (and other
things) in 1981.  Smalltalk invented scrollbars (they were clumsier than
Apple's though) in the mid 70s.

Also, don't forget that the Mac was designed by a number of ex-PARC
researchers.  It may have been invented at Apple, but it was strongly
influenced by what went on at PARC.

- Josh

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