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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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Three of 14 posters for Macintosh’s 20th birthday present its groundbreaking GUI:

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Did you know...
The original trash can for Apple Lisa was supposed to have been an old, beat up alley trashcan, with the lid half open, flies buzzing around it and appropriate sounds as user put something inside.
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Featured GUIGEOS V2.0 for Commodore C64
Graphical Environment Operating System for Commodore C64 was one of the first, if not the first GUI the author of this website has become fascinated with. GEOS tried to recreate Macintosh interface on a vastly inferior machine, and even if it was slower and more limited, it prolonged the life of a dying 8-bit platform.


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Featured componentCalculator
The whole calculator for Commodore 64 GEOS takes the same amount of space as just three and a half buttons for Solaris 9’s calculator. Are these David and Goliath of GUI adding machines? Find out for yourself.


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Featured iconiCal
The icon of iCal (calendar application in Mac OS X 10.3 Panther) is a nice and still rare example of those dynamic icons that change their appearance based on context. In this case, the program icon doubles as a current day and month indicator.


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