My class lecture on interface history is largely based on this Ars Technica article.
There are wonderful resources out there that have captured the history of the GUI interface as it was happening.
- You can watch the Mother of All Demos in full length, or just selected clips.
- You can watch Alan Kay himself talking about the history of user interfaces.
Steve Jobs’ keynotes have become legendary. But here is a truly historic one, when he launched the Apple Macintosh in 1984:
The 1984 TV commercial for the Apple Macintosh has also become legendary:
What stands out to you from these videos? What ideas impressed you most? What ideas would you like to see implemented?