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blusnowkitty

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Interesting discovery on the 7/7 disk box
« on: October 01, 2020, 07:03:49 pm »

So I managed to get an absolute steal on a complete disk set of Office System 7/7 and the holder folio box. No manuals unfortunately. I noticed a little something though - the box is for Office System and the disk being inserted is LisaCalc, but has anyone ever taken a good look at what's on the screen? It's hard to make out but the sole icon on the Lisa's desktop isn't the Wastebasket from Office System, it's the Trash from Mac OS!
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Re: Interesting discovery on the 7/7 disk box
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2020, 07:10:00 pm »

Nice!
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Re: Interesting discovery on the 7/7 disk box
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2020, 12:44:30 pm »

Is is common for the marketing or documentation folks to be out of sync with the products they are promoting,  many times they have the task of creating materials for a product that is not completed ahead of a product launch.  Because of this, many screen-shots are mock-ups due to the product not being finalized at the time.  For all we know this is a image of a Mac screen that was superimposed on a Lisa photo. 
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Re: Interesting discovery on the 7/7 disk box
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2020, 01:22:03 pm »

Is is common for the marketing or documentation folks to be out of sync with the products they are promoting,  many times they have the task of creating materials for a product that is not completed ahead of a product launch.  Because of this, many screen-shots are mock-ups due to the product not being finalized at the time.  For all we know this is a image of a Mac screen that was superimposed on a Lisa photo. 

Indeed! Can you spot what's wrong with this ad? here: https://guidebookgallery.org/pics/ads/magazines/lisa/introducinglisa/01.big.jpg


Hint, the screen is showing an image, but something indicates the machine isn't turned on.
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Re: Interesting discovery on the 7/7 disk box
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2020, 04:16:22 pm »

Good example.  The system is "on" but the power switch in not lit.  Also there is no underscan border showing on display, clearly that screen image was pasted in.... ;)
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