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Magic CapMagic Cap

A non-desktop GUI for non-desktop machines.

Available from 1994 to 1997. Developed by General Magic Link points to external, archived site.

Timeline
1990 Apple spins off General Magic
1993 Magic Cap is announced
1994 Magic Cap 1.0
1995 Magic Cap 1.5
Magic Cap for Windows is announced
1996 Magic Cap for Windows
 Magic Cap 2.0
1997 Magic Cap 3.0
2002 General Magic announces that it is ceasing operations
Detailed timeline

Articles
“Beyond the GUI” from Byte 1994
“Just like magic?” from Byte 1994
“Sony releases Magic Cap device” from Byte 1994

More information
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tutorial
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link
Screenshots

This GUI is not yet fully documented at GUIdebook, but here are some initial screenshots:

Calendar in Magic Cap for Windows (pre-release)
Calendar in Magic Cap for Windows (pre-release)

More screenshots can also be found in the articles or the book excerpts.

More screenshots

Books

“Interface culture”

“Defying gravity”

“Insanely great”

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