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

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Did you know...
Desk Accessories in Mac OS (such as Calculator and Stickies) were originally called “desk ornaments.” Link points to external site
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Featured GUIGS/OS 6.0.1
After the birth of Lisa and Macintosh, Apple attempted to create a similar GUI for its older generation of machines. GS/OS 6.01 was the latest operating system for 16-bit Apple IIgs, featuring an impressive colour interface very similar to that of early editions of Mac OS.


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Featured componentAddress book
Apple Computer Inc. is so nice (or so vain?) that it includes its own wherebouts in Mac OS X Panther’s address book. Is this the rule or the exception? Check it out.


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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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