Brief history of the graphical user interface

The Lunduke Journal of Technology offers The History of the Graphical User Interface.

the end of the 1970s. Around this time, Steve Jobs took a tour of Xerox PARC and left with a great many ideas.

I'm one of those weirdos who think they nailed it hard with portrait-oriented monochrome high-resolution displays about that time and most everything since has been a mistake.