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Site last updated on 6th October 2006:
two articles about Xerox: “Xerox xooms toward the office of the future” and “The lab that ran away from Xerox”, and a funny essay about... the cow metaphor
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Posters
Three of 14 posters for Macintosh’s 20th birthday present its groundbreaking GUI:

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Did you know...
In 1983, Microsoft was in talks with Atari (specifically, Leonard Tramiel, son of the famous Jack Tramiel) to sell the upcoming Windows as the ST’s operating system. However, Windows was then two years away, and Atari decided to go with Digital Research’s GEM.
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Featured GUIWindows 3.0
This was the first Windows that hit mainstream. It offered significant advantages over previous editions of Windows, and – what might be as important – it looked way better.


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Featured componentCalculator
The whole calculator for Commodore 64 GEOS takes the same amount of space as just three and a half buttons for Solaris 9’s calculator. Are these David and Goliath of GUI adding machines? Find out for yourself.


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Featured iconGeos for C64 icons
If you thought first Macintosh icons were small and simple, think again. Icons for Commodore C64 edition of GEOS were also monochromatic, but 24×21 pixels each, almost exactly half the size of Mac’s pictograms.


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