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“What was it like to be at Xerox PARC when Steve Jobs visited?” by Alan Kay, on Quora
A second important fact about the 1979 demo to Steve, was that he missed most of what we showed him.
xerox  xeroxPARC  apple  computerscience  computersciencehistory  history 
25 days ago by beep
The Xerox Alto, Smalltalk, and rewriting a running GUI
"One well-known story of changing Smalltalk's behavior on the fly is from Steve Jobs' visit to Xerox PARC. Steve Jobs didn't like the way the window scrolled line-by-line, so Smalltalk implementer Dan Ingalls rewrote the scrolling code in a minute and implemented smooth scrolling while the system was running, much to Jobs' surprise."
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4 weeks ago by gohai
(6) bigkif - YouTube - YouTube
nice collection of vintage computer demos
engelbert  mother  of  all  demos  computer  lisa  pong  xerox 
4 weeks ago by fang
The Father Of Mobile Computing Is Not Impressed
He influenced Jobs and dreamed up a digital future designed for learning and thinking. Fifty years on, Alan Kay is still waiting for his dream to come true.
computers  retro  history  silicon-valley  apple  xerox  steve-jobs  history-computers  interview 
8 weeks ago by lorenzck
Steve Jobs Foretold the Downfall of Apple! - YouTube
This is the EXACT reason Apple has been and will be taking a dive as their products get worse and worse. Spoken from the mouth of the creator himself, Steve Jobs.
jobs  sales  marketing  apple  xerox  tonerheads 
8 weeks ago by gdw
Xerox 914 – Xerox nostalgia
includes a note about the "Scorch Eliminator"
august 2017 by PCjabber

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