30244RE: [midatlanticretro] OT Classic videos
- Apr 22, 2013I was doing a presentation on older computers and came across this great
It's all good, but the last half is really telling about Jobs & PARC...in
Jobs' own words no less...
Having read the book "Dealer's of lightening" by Michael A. Hiltzik, I know
there is more detail to the story about what Steve Jobs learned about the
Xerox Alto. The commercial shown in this video was very superficial. Steve
Jobs and his programs got very detailed explanations and look at code at
Xerox PARC. The programmers were forced to show him and his programmers may
secrets of the Alto. So it is no myth that he got lots of ideas and a look
at a working GUI years before he created the Macintosh.
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