Sunday, November 19, 2006

Computer History - LISA, LISA and the Jobs Jam

Apple Computer announced the Lisa Computer in 1983. The Lisa was named after Steve Jobs' daughter. However, LISA officially stood for Logical Integrated Software Architecture. The Lisa's significance in computing history is that it was the first commercial computer with a GUI and mouse designed for the mass market. Although critically acclaimed, the Lisa generated relatively low sales numbers -- primarily due to its $10,000 price tag.