The KoalaPad was a popular graphic tablet on the 8 bits computers
of the early 1980's (Apple ][, C=64).
Koala Technologies Corp.
The KoalaPad invented by David D. Thornburg.
The KoalaPad was the first touch tablet for computers, and we had a
heck of a time convincing potential customers that they could draw pictures
on the computer with a pen!
David D. Thornburg, Ph.D.
After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Dr. Thornburg
joined the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center as the 25th employee. From 1971-1981,
he worked on a wide variety of projects, including the design of user interface
technologies for the first personal computer (the Alto,
a 1973 precursor to the Macintosh)
Window is a KoalaPad image from Robert Robinson, an art and computer
graphics teacher at a Long Island high school. This scene is from his home