Inspired by Xerox’s new plan, the Apple Lisa was Apple’s try at creating a revolution in computers in 1983. High price doomed it to the fate of different early GUI-primarily based machines like the Xerox Star.
Apple Lisa was a personal computer designed by Apple Computer, Inc. during the first 1980s. It was the primary personal computer to offer a graphical user interface aimed toward individual business users. Development of the Lisa began in 1978 as a strong personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI) targeted toward business customers.
Some of the innovative options for the non-public market included a drop-down menu bar, windows, multiple tasking, a hierarchical file system, the ability to copy and paste, icons, folders and a mouse. It price Apple $50 million to develop the Lisa and $100 million for the software while only 10,000 units were ever sold.
Here is the video which showed the interfaces and components provided by Apple Lisa.
It’s so long and imagine how it turned into advanced computers that we have in our hands today!
The past is amazing. But the future is still so much bigger than the past. Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology as the fog of information can drive out knowledge.