Xerox Alto old timer just wants a little credit for Apple's success

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Carl Clement, 87, claims that he and his company, Clement Designlabs, helped build the Xerox Alto long before there was the Apple Macintosh. The Alto is widely believed to have inspired some features of the first Mac, like the little folder icons and the mouse.

Steve Jobs studied one of these machines in 1979 as Apple was working on the Lisa, which later lead to the Mac. Clement just wants it known that he and his company contributed to Apple’s intial product. Clement, we are so grateful. Without you and your company, Apple would never have become successful. Maybe the iPhone would have been iPoop if it weren’t you. Thank you for your contribution.

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