Here in our Bake Sale we have a another very rare find! This is The Complete Book of Apple Lisa by Kurt Schmucker. Published by Harper & Row in 1984. Includes the original publisher's receipt and is a great introduction to and reference for the Apple Lisa computer.
It contains a lot of screen images and illustrations, as shown in photos. This is a soft cover manual. Thirty years ago, Apple unveiled the Apple Lisa, a pioneering machine that introduced the mouse-driven graphical user interface to a wide audience and opened a new chapter in personal computer history. The Mac borrowed heavily from the Lisa, and the Mac went on to great things while the Lisa floundered.As a result, its tempting to treat the Lisa as merely a footnote in the history of Apple. But as anyone who has used a real Lisa knows, Apples first GUI-based computer played host to many distinctive quirks and traits that tend to get overlooked in the history books.
Dan's Bake Sale also buys new, used audio & video equipment. So if you have anything for sale, please feel free to reach out to us and let us know what you have! Light cover wear, as shown in photos. Excellent condition, as shown in photos.Original receipt from publisher is included. Used copy as shown, The Complete Book of Apple Lisa by Kurt Schmucker, Harper & Row, 1984. More information about the Apple Lisa Computer. The Lisa is a personal computer designed by Apple Computer, Inc. It was the first personal computer to offer a graphical user interface in an inexpensive machine aimed at individual business users.
Development of the Lisa began in 1978. In 1982, after Steve Jobs was forced out of the Lisa project, he joined the Macintosh project.
The Macintosh is not a direct descendant of Lisa, although there are obvious similarities between the systems. The Lisa was a more advanced system than the Macintosh of this time in many respects, such as its inclusion of protected memory, preemptive multitasking, a generally more sophisticated hard disk based operating system, a built-in screensaver, an advanced calculator with a paper tape and RPN, support for up to 2 megabytes (MB) of RAM, expansion slots, a numeric keypad, data corruption protection schemes such as block sparing, non-physical file names (with the ability to have multiple documents with the same name), and a larger higher-resolution display.
It would be many years before many of those features were implemented on the Macintosh platform. Protected memory, for instance, didn't reappear until the Mac OS X operating system was released in 2001. The Macintosh featured a faster 68000 processor (7.89 MHz) and sound, however, while the complexity of the Lisa operating system and its programs taxed the 5 MHz Motorola 68000 microprocessor so that consumers said it felt sluggish, particularly when scrolling in documents.Since Steve Jobs' first daughter (born in 1978) was named Lisa Nicole Brennan, it was normally inferred that the name also had a personal association, and perhaps that the acronym was invented later to fit the name. Andy Hertzfeld states the acronym was reverse engineered from the name "Lisa" in autumn 1982 by the Apple marketing team, after they had hired a marketing consultancy firm to come up with names to replace "Lisa" and "Macintosh" (at the time considered by Jef Raskin to be merely internal project codenames) and then rejected all of the suggestions. Privately, Hertzfeld and the other software developers used "Lisa: Invented Stupid Acronym", a recursive backronym, while computer industry pundits coined the term "Let's Invent Some Acronym" to fit the Lisa's name. Decades later, Jobs would tell his biographer Walter Isaacson: Obviously it was named for my daughter. Perfect feedback is as important to us as it is to you, so please reach and communicate to us any issues you may have and we will try our best to resolve any problems.
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