Xerox Alto Commercial, 1972

(YT Direktxerox, via Fanboy)

Ein Commercial für den 1972er Alto-Rechner aus dem Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, dem ersten Rechner mit GUI (Graphical User Interface). Steve Jobs lizensierte Jahre später die Rechte an der GUI-Technologie und entwickelte den Apple Lisa. Rest is History.

In this short one-minute commercial, Xerox introduces its vision for the office of the future. Years ahead of its time, the 1972 Xerox Alto featured Ethernet networking, a full page display, a mouse, laser printing, e-mail, and a windows-based user interface. Although it’s high price limited sales, the Alto was a groundbreaking invention and the inspiration for the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows operating systems.