Re: [unrev-II] The Economist's software survey

From: Henry van Eyken (vaneyken@sympatico.ca)
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 19:44:58 PDT

  • Next message: Dennis E. Hamilton: "RE: [unrev-II] The Economist's software survey"

    Also found in the The Economist Software Survey:

    ... Tim Brown, chief executive of Ideo, a leading design firm that developed
    such classics as the first mouse for the Macintosh.....

    Re Xerox Park, they said:

    The PCs so-called WIMP (windows, icons, menus, pointer) interface was invented
    in the early 1970s at Xerox Parc,

    Doug, however, worked with menus before Xerox Park, notably the help menu. But I
    understand that he found keying with chord faster.

    Henry

    P.S. Dennis, what is a gravity mouse?

    "Dennis E. Hamilton" wrote:

    > Oddly enough, the patent on the "gravity mouse" is held by Xerox. (I am
    > embarrassed that I don't remember the name of the inventor, who led Xerox
    > Corporate System Architecture around 1988-1993.)
    >
    > And yes of course, the mouse itself was not invented at Xerox.
    >
    > -- Dennis
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Henry van Eyken [mailto:vaneyken@sympatico.ca]
    > Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 13:59
    > To: unrev-II@yahoogroups.com
    > Cc: Doug Engelbart - Bootstrap Institute
    > Subject: [unrev-II] The Economist's software survey
    >
    > The Economist came to the rescue of those of us who sometimes get a
    > little lost in our discussions:
    >
    > http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?Story_id=568249&CFID=394445&CFTOKE
    > N=4575162
    >
    > Incidentally, I already emailed their editor about that common error
    > that the mouse was invented by Xerox Parc.
    >
    > Henry
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