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Lisa Office System“A new generation arrives” by Jeffrey Rothfeder, from Personal Computing 1983
    An essay on a new “era of easy computing,” exemplified by Apple Lisa
Lisa Office System“Foxy little Lisa” by Luana Hellmann Hill, from Fortune 1983
    One reader’s response to Fortune’s article on Apple Lisa
Visi OnLisa Office System“The new generation of human-engineered software” by Gregg Williams, from Byte 1983
    A little piece on the emergence of desktop metaphor
Mac OSLisa Office System“The legacy of the Lisa” by Larry Tesler, from MacWorld 1985
    A short view on the advancements Lisa brought to GUI design
OS/2Xerox Star/ViewPoint/GlobalViewWindowsNewWaveMac OS“Sorting out fact from fiction in the Apple-Microsoft lawsuit” by John C. Dvorak, from PC Magazine 1988
    An article clearing up popular misconceptions about Apple vs. Microsoft/Hewlett-Packard lawsuit
“The cutting edge” by John C. Dvorak, from MacUser 1988
    A humorous look at the desktop metaphor
NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP/RhapsodyLisa Office System“Lisa lives” by Fred Langa, from Byte 1988
    On the spirit of Lisa preserved in NeXT computer.
NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP/RhapsodyMac OS“The Mac interface: Showing its age” by Don Crabb, from Byte 1989
    A short and at times strangely prophetic piece on deficiencies of Macintosh’s GUI
“The myth of the interface” by Robin Nelson, from Personal Computing 1990
    Some thoughts on how the GUIs threaten the old-school computing
Windows“The riddle of the right mouse button” by Michael J. Miller, from PC Magazine 1992
    1992’s look at inconsistent use of right mouse button in GUIs
Windows“Making good GUI sense” by Jim Seymour, from PC Magazine 1992
    Pros and cons of GUIs requiring bigger and faster graphic cards
WindowsGEOS/GeoWorks“Time for a new interface” by Bill Machrone, from PC Magazine 1992
    On how object-oriented approach is graphical user interfaces’ future
Windows“New interface dilemmas” by Jim Seymour, from PC Magazine 1992
    The problems with menus and drag-and-drop in GUIs and some ideas for the future
Xerox Star/ViewPoint/GlobalViewLisa Office System“Whatever happened to the Lisa?” by John C. Dvorak, from PC Magazine
    A look back at Lisa after a decade
Magic Cap“Beyond the GUI” by Dennis Allen, from Byte 1994
    A critique of Magic Cap’s interface
“Needed: A GUI revolution” by Ezra Shapiro, from Byte 1995
    A call to arms for a better interface succeeding GUIs
Bob“Is Bob really a kidsworld?” by John C. Dvorak, from PC Magazine 1995
    John Dvorak’s look at Microsoft Bob through child’s eyes
OS/2Windows“Win 95 vs. OS/2: Some thoughts” by John C. Dvorak, from PC Magazine 1995
    A look at the battle between Windows 95 and OS/2
Windows“Beyond Windows 95” by Michael J. Miller, from PC Magazine 1995
    Future of Windows as seen right after release of Windows 95
Windows“A drastic change in direction” by John C. Dvorak, from PC Magazine 1995
    Analogies between car manufactury and a new model of selling software introduced by Windows 95
Lisa Office System“Busy being born” by Andy Hertzfeld, from
    An extensively illustrated look at five years of Lisa UI development
Lisa Office System“Rosing’s rascals” by Andy Hertzfeld, from
    On how the Lisa team created a icon-based interface behind Steve Jobs’s back
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