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By now, it's the spring of 1980 and things are starting to happen fast. This picture shows the earliest text selection, using a different highlighting technique than the team ended up with. It also shows a "command bar" at the bottom of the screen, and that the team had started to use nonmodal commands (make a selection, then perform an action, instead of the other way around).
Credit: Photos courtesy Bill Atkinson. Captions adapted from Andy Hertzfeld's book "Revolution in the Valley."
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