A second important fact about the 1979 demo to Steve, was that he missed most of what we showed him. More than 15 years later he admits this in this interview:How Steve Jobs got the ideas of GUI from XEROX where he says that we showed him three things but he was so blinded by the first one (the GUI) that he missed both networking and real object-oriented systems programming. (A fun part of this is that Steve, after praising the GUI to the skies, realizes what he’s saying and immediately says “but it was flawed and incomplete”, etc. This was his way of trying to be “top gun” when in a room where he wasn’t the smartest person.)
Machtig om te lezen. Achteraf gezien een historisch moment, dit bezoek van Steve. Maar op dat moment kwam er gewoon een beidehante kerel een masterlijke UI en programming language downplayen.