Re: Mein gott, Nelson was arguing for CSS

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Wed, 10 Nov 1999 12:33:37 -0800

My vote's for Smalltalk-80. The model-view-controller paradigm
was one of the great PARC inventions.


> On the other hand, if you're talking about general text (which would
> also exclude, say, the 3270 screen layout specs which you find in
> CICS applications and the like) the best candidate might be some
> early macro package for runoff, the CTSS text formatter, back in the '60s.
> Unfortunately, a quick search of the online catalogs for the MIT libraries
> and the LCS/MIT-AI reading room doesn't turn up any pertinent citations.
> Maybe I'll find something in my CTSS manual this evening, but it's at
> home, and right now, I'm not.