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Lisa’s birthday: when tech nerds celebrate and normal people couldn’t give less of a fuck 
Friday, January 19th, 2007 | 01:39 pm [random, ranting]
Steve

Today in 1983 Apple released the first commercially available personal computer with a mouse and a graphical interface, the Apple Lisa.  It had a 5 MHz clock speed, ran 1 MB of RAM, and came equipped with twin 5¼ inch floppy drives.  It ran its own operating system — LisaOS — and came with programs to write documents, draw, and generate graphs.  It cost $9,995, was a complete commercial failure, and was discontinued within three years.

 

But there are still Lisa’s floating around out there.  Not just as collector’s items, either — this guy uses his Lisa 2 (a later model released around the time of the Macintosh) to host the most boring website ever.  Seriously, this site about getting the most out of PostScript and Ghostscript I just found through a random Google search is more interesting.  I don’t even know what the fuck Ghostscript is.
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