Jobs took the whole icon interface idea from Xerox.
No, he didn't. He paid Xerox for the rights to use concepts they had no intention of implementing.
posted on 10/21/2011 4:15:59 PM PDT
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I wasn’t saying that he stole the ideas, but I also am reasonably sure he didn’t pay for them. In any event, the GUI ideas didn’t originate with Apple. Xerox made several thousand Alto computers that used the interface (and mouse) for universities and reseachers. Strangely, Xerox lacked a serious interest in commercializing its GUI. Had Xerox realized what it had, the history of Xerox and the micro-computer industry would have been radically rewritten.
posted on 10/21/2011 7:27:18 PM PDT
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