WYSIWYG, Mouse Commercialized

Today in 1981, Xerox introduced the Xerox 8010 Star Information System, featuring a bitmapped screen, Ethernet, a computer mouse, a laser printer, the Smalltalk language, a WYSIWYG word processor, and software for combining text and graphics in the same document. It failed in the marketplace, but raised expectations and laid important groundwork for the computers of today.

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