Sketchpad, A Man-Machine Graphical Communications System.
Between 1962 and 1964, Dr. Ivan Sutherland created Sketchpad: A Man-Machine Graphical Communications System, arguably the world’s first computer graphics system, and non-procedural programming system.
In this video, Dr. Alan Kay, from PARC, discusses Sketchpad and its significance in determining the nature of Object Oriented graphical interfaces.
In this Computing Family Tree diagram◊, note how Sketchpad is considered the origination point for the modern operating system, as we know it.
- Sketchpad, PhD. Dissertation, .pdf (3.9 MB) ↓
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