Lisa's DNA

From: Ray Arachelian <ray_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 12:19:40 -0400

Here's an article I've written about the Lisa.

Every few years some publication decides to have a variation on a top ten computing failure list. Invariably both the Lisa
<> and the Newton
<> make it on that list with
many guffaws about the Lisa's US$10,000 price.

Sometimes the Xerox Star <> is also added to the list. At least, it's in great company.

      Lisa's DNA

The authors of such tripe fail to realize just how much of the work begun on the Lisa is still with us today. The Lisa's DNA is present in today's machines. Just as a pair of eyes, a spine, and opposable thumbs bestowed great advantages to creatures bearing them, so do mice, icons, windows, pull down menus, and the like to modern computers.


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