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I posted these from a thread on another forum, people have been disputing that all morning. The Apple IIe in the background supposedly wasn't released until 84, and in the following picture he's holding a Windows 1.0 disc, which wasn't released until 85. So who knows... but it was definitely around that time. I don't find the image quality too high for the time though, it seems fitting.
thats not a apple in the background...its either a old IBM computer or one of the few computers that xerox made before they sold the right of the mouse to either apple or microsoft i can't remember which one
So what's wrong with there being a Mac there? You owe the inspiration to ALL MODERN GUI's from that platform. I still think that GNOME, KDE, and Win95 and up have the best GUI's around. I find OS X's to be pretty damn counterproductive. I have to use these things at school ALL the time...I get MUCH more done in my programming class, where we use crappy 2.8GHz Dells with INTEL EXTREME GRAPHICS!
Damn, I wish my school would load Quake onto those .
Actually, I give the Mac credit because it designed the clicking structure that we see today. With Xerox, you had to perform something like two clicks to open the menu, then drag down, then another two clicks to select. When I mean MODERN GUI, I mean one that is streamlined and quick. I know Xerox invented it, but Apple perfected it to the point where it was copied numerous times.