|Mini-Mouse_A_Minimal_Video_Typewriter_Mar74.pdf||To: Distribution Date: Harch 13, 1974
From: Larry Tesler Location: Palo Alto
Subject: The Video Typewriter Organization: SSL
MINI-HOUSE: A HINIMAL VIDEO TYPEWRITER
The primary purpose of Mini-House is to demonstrate a user interface for
display text editing that is rapidly learned and comfortably used. Effort has
been concentrated on what the novice needs to learn the first day of use.
Therefore. the video typewriter is not fully general, and in fact has omissions
which make it completely impractical as a product1o~ text editor.
The program tries to s'imulate an ordinary typewriter wherever possible.
All keys which have a meaning on a typewriter have the sama meaning in normal
use of Mini-Mouse. The screen displays one "page" of text at a time -- exactly
what would print in the typing area of a sheet of hard copy. When|