forward thinking about the UI

Derek Broughton derek at
Tue Nov 24 04:24:18 GMT 2009

Harold Sawyer wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 9:10 PM, Michael Haney <thezorch at> wrote:
>> If you are talking about
>> the window decorations and buttons (maximize, restore, minimize and
>> close) they were a part of the original Macintosh operating system a
>> long time ago, and were later copied by Microsoft for their early
>> Windows releases (1.0 - 3.11).
> You are so right.  I used to live in the SF Bay Area and had friends
> who worked for Apple at the time.  They were all excited about being
> tapped for improving the usability of the Apple.  Normal, everyday,
> workers at Apple.

But _those_ were copied from Xerox (iirc, Apple lost a lawsuit over it), and 
I think Xerox's work went into CDE, but now I'm really stretching the little 
gray cells so I could be wrong :-)

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