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Welcome to guidebook, a website dedicated to preserving and showcasing Graphical User Interfaces, as well as various materials related to them.
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Site last updated on 6th October 2006:
two articles about Xerox: “Xerox xooms toward the office of the future” and “The lab that ran away from Xerox”, and a funny essay about... the cow metaphor
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Check out exclusive posters commemorating various obsolete GUI elements and applications:

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The characteristic blue/orange/blue/red colour scheme of ArthurOS is typically referred to as “technicolour.”
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Featured GUIWorkbench 1.0
Maybe it was simple, ugly, user-unfriendly and inconsistent. Maybe it never lived up to its full potential. Maybe it was as ill-fated as the computer it ran on. Still, it faithfully served many Amiga 1000 users and with full multitasking in 1985 it was something they could take their pride in.


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“You may now switch off your Macintosh safely.” “It is now safe to turn off your computer.” “The computer is now ready to be switched off.” Welcome to what probably is the most boring GUI feature of all times. Check out all the variations and see if at least one company tried to be more creative.


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This icon might be the best example of how Windows style progressed over time. It started as presented in the top left corner in 1990’s Windows 3.0 and was refreshed with every major release of the operating system.


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