Questions tagged [xerox-alto]

Questions about the Xerox Alto, an early GUI workstation introduced in 1973 and little used outside of Xerox labs.

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Why would Xerox not try to market the Alto to the public?

Why would Xerox not try to market a computer more advanced than technology that we would not see until almost a decade after it was introduced in 1973? Obviously I know some factors played a role in ...
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Xerox Parc and the three-button mouse

The original GUI invented at Xerox Parc, used a three-button mouse. What did each of the three buttons do?