Fri Jan 18, 2013 07:52
Apple Lisa turns 30 tomorrow! Congratulations!
On 19 January 1983, Apple launched the first personal computer with a graphical user interface and mouse, Lisa. The successor to the Apple II was named after Steve Jobs' daughter, but Apple himself explained that the name was an acronym for "Local Integrated System Architecture".
Lisa is also an example that Apple does not have success every time. For Lisa was actually a flop - like Pippin, Macintosh Portable, Newton and Power Mac G4 Cube.
The idea for Lisa went back to 1978, but the finished product was very different than what people originally had planned. Lisa came first with a two-year delay.
It was Steve Jobs' famous visit to Xerox Parc in 1979, who sent his thoughts in new ways.
Xerox scientists had developed what was to become the forerunner of the modern graphical user interface; removable windows, menus, icons and mouse control.
But Steve Jobs interfered too much in the Lisa project and tried to steer it down to the smallest detail with his usual perfectionism. In the end, he was forced to leave the Lisa project, and instead he got other tasks.
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INTERESTING INFORMATION TAKER, DID YA KNOW STEVE COULD STILL BE HERE, HE WAS OFFERED A SURGICAL OPTION FOR HIS CANCER WHILE IT WAS STILL POSSIBLE TO SAVE HIS LIFE BUT HE BALKED AT IT, HIS DOCTORS ALL AGREE THAT HAD HE OPTED FOR THE SURGERY HE MAY WELL HAVE SURVIVED!! HOW COULD A GUY THAT SMART BE SO STUPID?? WHAT A WASTE OF A GENIUS MIND, COULD HAVE CONTINUED TO BENEFIT THIS WORLD. I DONT GET IT.