And the function of spatial frequency is something like this.
It was full of free-thinking technological radicals
and inspirational ideas.
It was just a kind of dream place.
We had a general overall vision about what we called
“the office of the future.”
And that was it. We were told to figure out how to do that.
Jobs was desperate to take a look inside
this precious storehouse of ideas.
He got his chance when Xerox made an investment in Apple
and invited him in.
I demonstrated various technologies that our group had,
but the things that stood out to the visitors
were the pointing device, the mouse, which we hadn't invented.
是我们的指向设备 也就是鼠标 它并不是我们发明的
It had been around for 15 years. We had just improved it,
but it wasn’t something that most people had ever seen before.
Larry Tesler was demonstrating how a computer with icons
on the screen could be controlled by this novel gadget. A mouse.
Jobs couldn’t believe what he was seeing.
He started pacing around the room very nervously almost,
and then more excitedly and then he just couldn't hold it back.
He just had to talk.
So, he started saying things like, “You’re sitting on a gold mine.”
Jobs was determined the Macintosh would be easy to use.
“This is insanely great. It is just amazing.”
“Why aren’t you doing anything with this?”
Unlike the vast XEROX corporation, Jobs acted swiftly.
I went into his office, sat down and said,
“Steve, I’ve been thinking about a few product ideas”
and hardly had I got the sentence out and he said, “Stop, Dean.
我还没来得及把话说完 他说 "停 Dean
I know exactly what we need to do.”
When he said “a mouse”, I looked at him and said “A mouse?”
当他说到鼠标的时候 我一头雾水看着他说 鼠标?
I had no clue what a mouse was.
Xerox saw the mouse as part of an expensive business computer.
Jobs saw it very differently.