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How Far We Have Come

The year was 1963 the presenter was Ivan Southerland of MIT’s Lincoln Labs demonstrating the first Graphical Communication System paving the way for the GUI. By 1968 Doug Engelbart brought us the first¬† of what we would call modern input device combinations utilizing both a mouse and keyboard.¬†This simple and elegant design idea remains with us today. By 1982 the Xerox Star 8010 came along with its unique Graphical User Interface an innovation which set the standard for desktop computers for decades to come. By 1993 the internet emerged and changed everything. We have come a long way in the last 40 plus years we can only wonder how far we will go.