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Re: Sharing the Family PC is Patent-Pending

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: Sharing the Family PC is Patent-Pending
Date: Sat, 08 May 2004 00:37:00 -0400
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In article <>, (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?

The Alto came out in 1980.  That was one of their first systems with a 
desktop metaphor.

Barry Margolin,
Arlington, MA

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