4 comments on “Meeting Jef

  1. Hey, I finally got around to reading it. I heard this story in a documentary or on another site a little while ago. Odd that the “legendary story” omits the fact that Jobs didn’t helm the Macintosh project at first, nor that he took it over after being kicked out of the second project that released a commercial computer with a GUI. (I always forget about the Xerox Star.) The really interesting thing is that initially I heard the mouse had more than one button but both Jef and Steve were strongly opposed to making it anymore complicated than it needed to be. (The Alto’s mouse had three buttons that did what click, double click and click and drag did — so users didn’t really lose any functionality by the button take away until someone figured out other useful quickly accessed actions.)

    Thanks for the comment.

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