Monday, 13 November 2017

Tektronix 4404 Smalltalk Demo

A fascinating demo of Smalltalk running on the Tektronix 4404. Smalltalk was developed in the early 1970s at Xerox PARC and was hugely influential in the development of graphical user interfaces. There are indeed elements of the interface shown in the video in Mac OSX nowadays (the browser for example). However the freedom and flexibility of the interface seems far beyond what we are allowed to do these days.