Xerox Parc – Office Alto Commercial From 1972

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.

(via Laughing Squid)

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  1. I’m curious what that would have cost. I’d guess 5 grand (in 1972 money). Still, that was just a few years after Arpanet was developed. I’m surprised that kind of tech was publicly accessible back then.

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