0

Xerox Star 8010 Interfaces, high quality polaroids (1981)

Xerox-Star-8010-04
Gorgeous – Digibarn: Xerox Star 8010 Interfaces, high quality polaroids (1981) via DF.

The following are scans of high quality polaroid photographs of the screen of the Xerox Star 8010 workstation on its launch in 1981. Some of these photographs show earlier icon development. See Norm Cox’s even earlier Star icon development pages to look at the evolution of Star’s icons up to this final product.


Join 4,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

Learn “How Computers Work” with Bill Gates, Ladyada and more – From Code.org !

CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — The Public Radio’s inventory dashboard

Wearables — Glue for the occasion

Electronics — Ew! Sticky!

Biohacking — Using Insulin Load for Better Sleep and Recovery

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



1 Comment

  1. I worked at Xerox in the ’80s and had access to the Stars in the office. It was rather slow because of the limitations of computing power at that time (bit-sliced microprocessor), but with that gorgeous high-resolution grayscale display, we did not notice that nor the absence of color.

    It was my first access to the Internet and I spent much of my spare time reading the newsgroups (net news as it was known at the time).

    The Star and the first laser printers. It’s amazing that Xerox did not become more successful with this early technology. We had an internal joke that Xerox should become a nonprofit since we invented so much stuff to make others so much money.

    Bill

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.