“Look around. Many of the gadgets you see drew inspiration from the original Mac computer,” Anick Jesdanun reports for The Associated Press. “Computers at the time typically required people to type in commands. Once the Mac came out 30 years ago Friday, people could instead navigate with a graphical user interface. Available options were organized into menus. People clicked icons to run programs and dragged and dropped files to move them.”
“The Mac introduced real-world metaphors such as using a trash can to delete files. It brought us fonts and other tools once limited to professional printers,” Jesdanun reports. “Most importantly, it made computing and publishing easy enough for everyday people to learn and use.”
“Apple sparked a revolution in computing with the Mac,” Jesdanun reports. “Without the Mac, we may never have had the iPhone or the iPad, and phones might do little more than make calls and send email.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Ellis D.” for the heads up.]
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