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Re: Sharing the Family PC is Patent-Pending

From: Hamilcar Barca
Subject: Re: Sharing the Family PC is Patent-Pending
Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 21:43:53 -0600

In article <> (Fri, 07 May
2004 20:03:16 -0700), Daniel R. Tobias wrote:

> Barry Margolin <> wrote in message 
> news:<>...
>> 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?

Yes.  Smalltalk-72 had a "desktop" but I'm nearly 100% certain it didn't
have the concepts of "user" or "switching" or whatever Microsoft's claims

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