A bit of computer history


Apple Computer introduced “Lisa” a computer at a cost of $9,995 US (that’s $19,000 in 2005 dollars).

It was one of the first commercial personal computers to have a GUI and a mouse. It used a Motorola 68000 CPU at a 5 MHz clock rate and had 1 MB RAM. The first Lisa had two 5.25 inch floppy disk drives (nicknamed the “Twiggy” drive), and an optional external 5 MB Apple ProFile hard drive (originally designed for the Apple III). The later Lisa 2 models used a single 3.5 inch floppy disk drive and optional 5 or 10 MB internal hard disks.

Apple Lisa

While the documentation shipped with the original Lisa only ever referred to it as The Lisa, officially, Apple stated that the name was an acronym for “Local Integrated Software Architecture”. Since Steve Jobs’ first daughter was named Lisa Jobs, Other more jovial explanations expand the acronym to “Let’s Invent Some Acronym”.

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