Are UI developers all left handed? (Dale Amon)

Dale Amon amon at
Sun Aug 12 21:24:50 UTC 2012

On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 12:26:36PM -0600, Vernon Cole wrote:
> Then someone in Palo Alto hooked a mouse to a glass teletype, and the world
> changed again.
> But the cursor still runs left to right, top to bottom.

The Parc group came along long after the days of the Infoton's
and Beehives that co-existed with our KSR's (and 026 and 029 punches)
on the PDP-10's and the 360/67 at CMU, and in any case the mouse was 
invented in 1963, it just did not get a good use until the late 70's. 
We still had a couple of the Parc machines around for game playing 
as late as 1983 I think.

I actually still had my own KSR as late as 1989, but I gave it
away before I moved over to Ireland. And yes, the first Glass
TTY's were indeed a direct emulation of the ASR/KSR TTY's. 

TTY => TeleTYpe, ie the ASR/KSR, just another example of how
immortal layers of technology are. 

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