Sunday, 7 January 2018

Tektronix 4404 Smalltalk Demo

Here is a fascinating demo of Smalltalk running on the Tektronix 4404. Smalltalk is a programming language developed in the early 1970s at Xerox PARC and was hugely influential in the development of object orientated programming and graphical user interfaces. There are indeed elements of the interface shown in the video still in Mac OSX nowadays (the browser for example). However the freedom and flexibility of the interface seems far beyond what we are allowed to do these days.