Jaron Lanier on User Interfaces

If there’s any object in human experience that’s a precedent for what a computer should be like, it’s a musical instrument: a device where you can explore a huge range of possibilities through an interface that connects your mind and your body, allowing you to be emotionally authentic and expressive.


RaspberryPi is a small multimedia computer, which connects directly to a TV and keyboard supplied by the user, just like the first home computers that inspired a generation to become computer programmers.

Xerox Star

The main elements of the desktop graphical interface have been around for many years, but it was Xerox Star the first integrated effort that created a comprehensive and useful desktop computer.