Windows 7: A return to Windows 1.0?

I just found something really interesting that I didn’t know, and I’m not sure how many people know about this.  Apparently Windows used to have a feature at the bottom of the screen that showed you the programs that you had open.  Not only that, but it pre-dates the Apple Dock by about fifteen years!  It even pre-dates NextStep OS by about two years, which is what the Apple Dock was based on.

When?  In Windows 1.0, of course.. in 1985.  Take a look at these two screenshots to see where Windows started and where it is going:

Windows 1.01
Windows 7