Watch This Fun Apple Lisa Video

Apr 9, 2023 - 1 Comment

Steve Jobs with the Apple Lisa computer

If you’re a fan of Apple history or retro computing, you’re sure to appreciate this nine-minute video covering the Apple Lisa.

Created by The Verge, this fun video demonstrates using an Apple Lisa in 2023 as they overview the development of Apple’s Lisa computer, the prequel to the Macintosh, released some 40 years ago.

You’ll find some fascinating tidbits from early Apple engineer Bill Atkinson, who helped lead the Lisa project (as well as the Macintosh), as he discusses creating the graphical user interface, folders and file management, window management, the menu bar, mouse acceleration, drag and drop, and much more, many of the computing user interface paradigms which continue to exist this day.

The Lisa itself may not have been a hit, but it undeniably influenced computers today, from the Mac to Windows PC’s, and virtually every other desktop GUI developed since then.

Check out the video below, it’s a fun watch:

Via TheVerge


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Fun, Retro

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  1. david watts says:

    How much of this is captured in “Halt and Catch Fire”?

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