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Re: Sharing the Family PC is Patent-Pending

From: Rahul Dhesi
Subject: Re: Sharing the Family PC is Patent-Pending
Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 03:22:28 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: nn/6.6.4 (Daniel R. Tobias) writes:

>Barry Margolin <> wrote in message 
>> I thought "the desktop" referred to features of a graphical user 
>> interface.  Sure, it's a metaphor for things that existed 30 years ago, 
>> but the metaphor itself didn't exist then.

>Didn't Xerox PARC have something along those lines over 30 years ago?

Maybe, but implementing this on a Microsoft Windows machine was
not obvious to anybody at that time.  In fact I believe it wasn't
obvious even to Microsoft until recently. :-)

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