Programming Windows: Pre-History (Premium)


In the 1970s, the software wizards at Xerox Parc pioneered the future of computing by implementing a graphical user interface, or GUI, that allowed users to manipulate on-screen objects---windows, buttons, and other widgets---using a mechanical device called a mouse instead of just the keyboard. In an age of text-only displays, Xerox had accomplished something that was truly magical.

But the firm failed by not successfully commercializing its inventions.

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