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Offline VekseidTopic starter

1968 Demonstration
« on: June 13, 2011, 02:24:45 AM »
Or, the beginning of modern computing as we know it.

Stuff you see demoed here:

- The mouse
- Windowing
- Hypertext
- Links
- E-mail
- Word Processing
- Etc.

It's pretty impressive to see all of this, forty years ago.

http://www.1968demo.org/web.html

http://www.1968demo.org/

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Re: 1968 Demonstration
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 03:32:11 AM »
I only watched just a little bit of the beginning, but that is...  Pretty friggin' amazing. 

Offline Asgard

Re: 1968 Demonstration
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 02:44:41 AM »
Wow that is amazing to see how "modern" all of this is....

Offline jaybee55

Re: 1968 Demonstration
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 07:36:29 PM »
Erm... Some of us were actually getting our first exposure to computers in 1968 (in 2nd grade on a field trip to MIT) and, therefore, consider that a part of the "modern" era.  Some of us were programming in LISP on DEC PDP-10 equipment only a few years after that.

*Sigh* Makes me feel old :-(

Offline VekseidTopic starter

Re: 1968 Demonstration
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 05:55:20 AM »
Erm... Some of us were actually getting our first exposure to computers in 1968 (in 2nd grade on a field trip to MIT) and, therefore, consider that a part of the "modern" era.  Some of us were programming in LISP on DEC PDP-10 equipment only a few years after that.

*Sigh* Makes me feel old :-(

I remember my math teacher commenting about the look I gave him when he commented about 'newer programming languages like C and Pascal'... both of which, being older than I am, I have a hard time considering 'new'. Compared to say, php, java, ruby.

Or me commenting on the FORTRAN manual I was given, which discussed punch-card etiquette. I got a lot of looks for that one >_>