Comments on: Tech’s forbidden touch Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: CDernbach Sat, 31 Mar 2012 15:35:20 +0000 Just two comments regarding Apple and Xerox PARC:
1. Apple bought access to the PARC by means of a stock deal that seemed lucrative to the Xerox managers on the East Coast: They might buy 100,000 Apple stocks for one million dollars before the Apple IPO. Microsoft never paid this admission fee.
2. Yes, the Macintosh team took up the ideas of the Xerox PARC, but it also changed numerous operating modes and added countless new features. Accordingly, the Xerox Alto did not imply, for example, menus flapping down from the upper edge of the screen, but operated with some kind of a pop-up window instead. Moreover, the window did not open automatically by double-clicking on a document, but had to be opened manually. ory/2012-03-22/apple-and-xerox-parc