Blinking Cursor Turns 54

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.

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