The Apple II was one of the first computer with a color display, and it has the BASIC programming language built-in, so it is ready-to-run right out of the box. The Apple II was probably the first user-friendly system.
From Phones To Tablets: 26 Apple Designs That Never Came To Be
In this series, we feature the Xerox Alto, - the first graphical user interface based computer developed during the A ground breaking product developed by Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center that would eventually influence all modern computers.
- one of the first widely used "dumb terminals". Hospitals loved them, and put them everywhere. 80 characters wide, 24 lines! Nice, crisp letters that didn't drive you batshit after several hours of staring at the screen.
"Imagine a gas powered desktop publishing system that weighed several tons, leaked oil, had thousands of moving parts, its own boiler full of molten lead and a keyboard where you couldn’t see . I worked in a printing shop with one just like this