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July 30, 1979: Apple engineers begin work on the Lisa
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: August 01, 2020 01:21PM
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July 30, 1979: Apple engineers begin work on the Lisa computer, the company’s first to come with a graphical user interface and mouse.

Incorporating technology Steve Jobs saw at Xerox PARC, the Lisa looks like a surefire hit for Apple. Things don’t turn out exactly like that, however.


Armed with inspiration from Xerox, Jobs set about reimagining the Lisa project as the world’s first mainstream commercial computer to come with a GUI and mouse. (See also: Treasure hunters find Steve Jobs’ long-lost Lisa mouse.)

Despite this innovation, the Lisa project failed. Rothmuller complained that the suggestions for new features would push the computer way past its original budget. Apple aimed at a price target of $2,000, the equivalent of $7,000 today. Apple fired Rothmuller from the project when he voiced his concerns.

Even more notable was the departure of Jobs, who got booted off the Lisa team in September 1980 for being difficult to work with. He wound up joining another skunkworks project at Apple, developing what turned out to be the first Macintosh.

The Apple Lisa ultimately launched in January 1983. Apple charged $9,995, the equivalent of $24,600 today.




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Re: July 30, 1979: Apple engineers begin work on the Lisa
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Date: August 01, 2020 02:59PM
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Re: July 30, 1979: Apple engineers begin work on the Lisa
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 01, 2020 07:17PM
....Lisa, Lisa.....and Cult Jam......??



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