Mac attack

20 years ago very few people in the world knew what a mouse was… or a GUI… or even a “window” (in the computing sense)… just take a gander at these now overly simplistic descriptions:

For $2,495, Macintosh buyers will get a computer that operates unusually quickly and is directed by a mouse – a handheld device that, when slid across a table top, moves the cursor on the Mac’s screen.

The user gives commands by pointing the cursor at graphic symbols on the screen, such as a paint brush and an eraser to enable the user to draw a picture, or a trash can to destroy a document.

The user also will be able to divide the screen into a variety of compartments, or “windows,” that each can be used to perform different jobs. For example, the user could be writing a letter on one part of the screen, then create a window and begin another.

A look at secret new Apple computer