Text-based computer terminals had their hay day in the 60’s & 70’s then punch cards came into existence and with further advancement of technology MS-DOS saw the day (in 80’s).
GUIs or the graphical user interface is the hand through which the user manages the machines – computers, I mean. Be it Mac, Linux and Windows all are pre-loaded with the respective GUI. Even then, the basic tenet has not yet become obsolete. All the tasks like previously can be still be concretized by typing text commands into the terminal or command prompt/ cmd as windows call it.
Does this imply that giving external hardware to the user – in form of mouse – is an extended version of these terminals? Well, not exactly.