Lisa's scores

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Thu Jun 26 15:33:58 1997

On Thu, 26 Jun 1997 wrote:

> However, the Lisa still lives on. Every time you pull down a window
> you're using Lisa technology. Lisa was also the first to have an
> integrated office suite which could cut-n-paste between apps. Xerox
> provided much of the inspiration, but Lisa polished the GUI into a usable
> system. It's really quite impressive for a machine designed 78-81 and
> released in 82.

Actually, Xerox had a working GUI-based system (the name eludes me at the
moment) well before the LISA, which is where Jobs got his inspiration
from. So your comment about windows being based on Lisa technology is
not fair to Xerox. Of course Bill would disavow any knowledge of both of
these machines and tell us that Windows is, in fact, the One True God.

Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass
Received on Thu Jun 26 1997 - 15:33:58 BST

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