A prototype of Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope was displayed to the public for the first time on 20th May 1891.
The invention allowed a single individual to view films through a peephole. It was not a projector but set forth the basic approach that would later be used for all cinematic projections.
The first program to incorporate WYSIWYG technology was Bravo. This document preparation program was developed for the Alto computer designed at the Palo Alto Research Center of Xerox. Though Bravo was never released commercially, its direct descendant was included in the Xerox Star. WYSIWYG, Ethernet, GUI, bitmap graphics and several computer technologies that we used today have been developed at the Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). [more...]