Lisa History

From: Justaname <Justaname_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 10:43:11 -0400

I think there are plenty of entertaining stories about the development team. For example, John Couch ordered the team to develop a DEC Basic clone not realizing that programs could not exceed 62K (plus 2K for some system overhead). Didn't make much use of all Lisa's memory. How about the time the team visited the Britton-Lee folks about putting a database machine on Lisa and the Apple team was so pompous that the Britton-Lee people did not want to meet with them again. There was the time the Lisa team was very worried that MIS was spending too much money on computer paper and instead of asking about it they wrote a long memo to Mike Scott.

Yes, those were the days. It would make a great book.

Jerry Fischer

At 5:53 AM +0000 5/11/05, sauersr_at_email.domain.hidden wrote:
> Why has the Lisa team remained silent? Isn't there a book here? I'd

I don't think there's a book there. In general, product development projects are not all that interesting as stories, which is why the existing stuff about the Lisa is dry. The Mac history is one exception to the rule, and that's probably due to Steve Jobs.

Larry Rosenstein

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