Introduction

Gabriel Martinez

gmartinez@college.harvard.edu

Computers are integral parts of our lives, whether we notice or not. Every day we interact with these machines in every way imaginable, through our laptops, phones, tablets, thermostats, televisions, refrigerators, and now even our watches. The proximity and intimacy with which we share with our devices is evidence of the seemingly insurmountable mountains we have overcome in terms of making computers both functional and accessible, as things were not always this easy. Through this website, I will explore the technologies and techniques used to get to the place we are at today, and follow the impressive improvements of the modern user interface as it grew (or shrank) and became more and more friendly.