Garrett Fitzgerald posted “The Mother of all Demos. A recent Slashdot post calls this “The Mother of all Demos”, and I’m inclined to agree. I didn’t realize that mouse-based computing was almost as old as I am. ”
I’m really pleased to see history sites like this out there. There’s very little new under the sun, not even in computing. I explained to a fellow developer recently that I was using “Instant Messaging” and “Chat Rooms” on a GE-635 mainframe back in 1976, and that I was printing a publishing document from a GUI using scalable fonts and Postscript output, in 1988.
Now, has anyone got a good link to Alan Kay’s DynaBook videos?