[Tfug] Microsoft reportedly wants open source software users to pa y rolyalties
waterhorse at ultrasw.com
Fri May 18 08:25:54 MST 2007
George Cohn wrote:
> Paul Scott wrote:
>> My understanding is that Jobs toured PARC and even though there was
>> networking and windows the mouse was what stuck in his head.
> Here's a part of a transcription of an interview on PBS called "Triumph
> of the Nerds" where they interviewed many of the pioneers of the
> computer age from PARC, Apple, and MS:
> Steve Jobs
> And they showed me really three things. But I was so blinded by the
> first one I didn't even really see the other two. One of the things they
> showed me was object orienting programming they showed me that but I
> didn't even see that. The other one they showed me was a networked
> computer system...they had over a hundred Alto computers all networked
> using email etc., etc., I didn't even see that. I was so blinded by the
> first thing they showed me which was the graphical user interface.
Thanks! I misremembered slightly. Louis Taber and I show those videos
to our Intro to Computers classes at PCC. They are quite good.
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