Blinking Cursor Turns 54, Hardly Anyone Notices
The article purports that the Apple II was the first place the general public would encounter the invention. We guess it depends on how you define the general public. The VT50 had a blinking cursor. Regardless, the invention has stood the test of time. Humans are adept at noticing change and a blinking cursor draws your eye immediately. It works.
54 years ago, a computer programmer fixed a massive bug — and created an existential crisis
Here’s what vintage typesetting, defense software, and the Apple Lisa have to do with a ubiquitous computing feature.