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, or Interlisp environments. Whereas the Alto could display could display a single page of paper with the 1” borders trimmed, The STAR 8010 display was designed to hold exactly two side-by-side 8.5” x 11” pages with the 1” borders trimmed.  I think it was actually 1108x768.  I worked for Xerox Office Systems Division from 1984-1986.  Apple really made some great improvements on STAR - the 1-button mouse with pulldown menues, and a far richer and much ”more fun” paint program.

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After Alto was developed, Xerox’s greatest scientist - Butler Lampson - wrote a CPU specification called ”Wildflower”.  The first such ”Wildflower” computer was the ”Dandelion” (also known as the ”DLion”).  8010 was never a processor it was a product name.   The subsequent wildflower computer names all started with ”D”: Dandetiger, Dolphin, Dorado (ECL), DragonFly (a 4-processor research prototype at Xerox PARC in the mid 1980’s).  All of these computers could run MESA (~modula 2), or SmallTalk,

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