And, the insanity continues

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Mon Jul 1 16:01:27 2002

On Mon, 1 Jul 2002, Michael Maginnis wrote:

> wow. i had no idea they were THAT wanted... i knew they were popular,
> but... mine are a little dirtier than the one he listed, but were in
> working condition at last check (about 3 months ago), and have most of
> the accessories his had.

They represent the genesis of the Mac as well as the birth of the GUI in
the consumer market (the Xerox 8010 beat the Lisa by 2 years but that
found its way only into business installations).

The Lisa represents one of the most glorious flops of the computer age,
but has a lot of significance as a progenitor of what a lot of us use for
computers today.

Combined with the relative rarity of finding a Lisa 1 intact and
working, in my opinion, it is THAT significant. As far as I know, there
are less Lisa 1's than Apple 1's. My guess is that over time we'll start
to see more and more Lisa 1's come out of the woodwork as word gets around
that they're selling for $10K on eBay, and their value will drop.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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