the macintosh was the one machine to popularize the graphical user interface, with all the essential paradigms as we know and use them ever since on every contemporary pc. the #desktop. the cursor. files and folders. cut and paste. the clipboard.
although the original macintosh was underpowered, buggy, and with limited software, it became firstly a great platform for creative applications and appliances, and secondly a great inspiration for the decades to come.
the macintosh is part of the tiny #collection of information machines.
I just recently realized how different the Apple II was. I was aware of the technological achievements. But this time, it struck me that there has been no mental model of a PC before in almost any head of any person back then in 1977. And that meant, that no one knew how a PC was supposed to look like. read more →
Now that I’ve spent quite some time with the original #macintosh and its #os, it’s clear how wrong the concept of movable, arbitrarily resizable #windows is. It’s in such stark contrast to my now main work device, the #ipadpro. read more →
Now that I got to learn a lot about Macintosh, the first #mac, I'm impressed. Given what the developers had at that time, the #computer seems like an impossible achievement. The micro processor #hardware at that time was in its infancy, and the consumers were stuck with the #mentalmodel of the #commandline. read more →
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