What was it like to be at Xerox PARC when Steve Jobs visited? - Quora


40 bookmarks. First posted by mechazoidal june 2017.


A good enough answer would be longer than is reasonable for Quora, but I can supply a few comments to highlight just how little attention is paid in the media, histories, and by most people to find out what actually happened.
5 weeks ago by pitiphong_p
A good enough answer would be longer than is reasonable for Quora, but I can supply a few comments to highlight just how little attention is paid in the media, histories, and by most people to find out what actually happened. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by leolobato
This is wonderful bit of history.
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5 weeks ago by aleck
Answered by Alan Kay
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7 weeks ago by arnalyse
Answered by AKay himself
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9 weeks ago by futurekennysf
Enjoying Alan Kay's answer to "What was it like to be at Xerox PARC when Steve Jobs visited?" (1979)
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9 weeks ago by fjordaan
1 Answer Alan Kay , worked at Apple Answered Jun 13 · Featured on Quora's Twitter · Upvoted by Mike Laursen , worked at Xerox A good enough answer would be…
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9 weeks ago by Juggularity
A good enough answer would be longer than is reasonable for Quora, but I can supply a few comments to highlight just how little attention is paid in the media, histories, and by most people to find out what actually happened.
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9 weeks ago by mud
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9 weeks ago by mjhagen
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10 weeks ago by sbmandal
First, it’s worth understanding that many people (perhaps even a thousand or more) had seen live demos of the Alto and Smalltalk before Steve. This is because Steve showed up in 1979, and the Alto and Smalltalk had been running for 6 years
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10 weeks ago by leejoramo
RT : "[This] Quora question is the first time that anyone has asked me what happened."
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10 weeks ago by shakeel
RT : Smalltalk, the language that gave us OOP, MVC and GUI.
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10 weeks ago by briantrice
RT : Steve Jobs was late. About 3 million other people saw Xerox Park graphical interface before he did. But he acted.
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10 weeks ago by luxux
RT : Steve Jobs was late. About 3 million other people saw Xerox Park graphical interface before he did. But he acted.
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10 weeks ago by oismail91
Alan Kay buries lede: alt-timeline Herbie Hancock could've been worlds richest man & ushered in golden age of tech
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10 weeks ago by moleitau
"I can supply a few comments to highlight just how little attention is paid in the media, histories, and by most people to find out what actually happened."
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10 weeks ago by niksilver
"[This] Quora question is the first time that anyone has asked me what happened." #AlanKay
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10 weeks ago by tonyandrewmeyer
This is an amazing piece of history from Alan Kay!
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10 weeks ago by dylan20
"[This] Quora question is the first time that anyone has asked me what happened."
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10 weeks ago by ger
Answer by Alan Kay.
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june 2017 by micktwomey
"First, it’s worth understanding that many people (perhaps even a thousand or more) had seen live demos of the Alto and Smalltalk before Steve. This is because Steve showed up in 1979, and the Alto and Smalltalk had been running for 6 years (starting in the first half of 1973), and we were a relatively open lab for visiting colleagues and other interested people (like Herbie Hancock and Al Gore). [...] A second important fact about the 1979 demo to Steve, was that he missed most of what we showed him. More than 15 years later he admits this in this interview:How Steve Jobs got the ideas of GUI from XEROX where he says that we showed him three things but he was so blinded by the first one (the GUI) that he missed both networking and real object-oriented systems programming. "
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june 2017 by mechazoidal