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Do you know the True Purpose of Microsoft's Solitaire game?

Do you know the True Purpose of Microsoft's Solitaire game?
I would bet that Solitaire caused more lost worker hours than Candy Crash. But this game wasn't developed for entertainment.

This simple game was included as part of its Windows product line since Windows 3.0, since 1990 (reference).

It’s true purpose was to get generation of computer users still most familiar with a command-line input to teach how to use mouse’s drag and drop feature without realizing that they are taking a part in one of the greatest UX tutorials of all time.

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EdgeLimits

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