Anything for home user and not the technical one??

Steve Underwood steveu at
Sat Jul 24 09:24:27 UTC 2010

On 07/24/2010 05:15 PM, Christofer C. Bell wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 4:04 AM, g<geleem at>  wrote:
>> Tim wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> The aptly named WIMP interface predates both of them.  Hint:  Lisa.
>> 'apple lisa' is the system i was referencing to.
> The concept of having a "desktop" with "windows" was invented by Xerox
> PARC in 1973 and implemented on the Alto computer.  That predates
> pretty much everything else being discussed here.
The concept of a "desktop" with "windows" dates back to the work of Doug 
Engelbart in the 50s and 60s, starting well before even a basic 
implementation was feasible. Look him up. He was a true visionary.


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