5 key chording keyset from Alto II computer, made by Xerox PARC, Paulo Alto, California, 1970-1979.
The Xerox Alto computer, developed in 1973, was one of the earliest experiments in personal computing. It used a mouse to allow users to navigate around a rich user interface with desktop icons and moveable windows. Although it was never released commercially, it was used by staff at the Xerox PARC research centre in Paulo Alto for many years.
- Computing & Data Processing
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overall: 38 mm x 140 mm x 146 mm, .454 kg
- computer component
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- Courtesy of the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California