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Re: [ontolog-forum] SME (subject matter experts) and Ontology developeme

To: Thomas Johnston <tmj44p@xxxxxxx>, "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:10:09 -0700
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> [TJ] I believe that Steve Jobs picked up the idea for using mice as
> pointing devices from the Xerox PARC people, when he was taking
> a public tour of the place.    (01)

[ppy] (just to straighten out the history and how this important piece
of computing history evolved) The story, as I understand it, goes like
this ...    (02)

Steve Jobs was actually given a "private tour" in 1979 of the Xerox
PARC (as part of his deal to allow Xerox to invest into Apple) when he
was shown (i) the mouse/windows UI, (ii) network computing, and (iii)
object oriented programming (for which he later acknowledged that he
got so excited with the first, that he only subsequently grasped the
significance of the latter two later.) He did get to commercialized
all three in his life time. ... Anyhow, the first two items weren't
first developed at the Xerox PARC, but at the Augmentation Research
Center (ARC) directed by Doug Engelbart, at the Stanford Research
Institute (known nowadays as SRI International) and were publicly
demonstrated in 1968[1]. As many as 27 of the ex- ARC researchers and
staff ended up being employed at the Xerox PARC and extending their
work there, significantly enabled the technology transfer process.    (03)

 [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mother_of_All_Demos
 [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_graphical_user_interface
 [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_the_Dormouse_Said    (04)

Regards. =ppy
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