Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 00:02 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Apple "Thirty years ago, Apple unveiled the Apple Lisa, a pioneering machine that introduced the mouse-driven graphical user interface to a wide audience and opened a new chapter in personal computer history. The Mac borrowed heavily from the Lisa, and the Mac went on to great things while the Lisa floundered. As a result, it's tempting to treat the Lisa as merely a footnote in the history of Apple. But as anyone who has used a real Lisa knows, Apple's first GUI-based computer played host to many distinctive quirks and traits that tend to get overlooked in the history books. The machine's 30th anniversary is as good a time as any to take a look at a handful of both odd and useful features that truly made the Lisa something unique." A bit lacking in the meat department, but still fun.
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by Minuous on Sun 3rd Feb 2013 02:37 UTC
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>a handful of both odd and useful features that truly made the Lisa something unique.

Are you serious!? Out of these 5 "features", only the last one (hibernate/resume) is a candidate for being a positive feature. The other 4 are a Digital Restrictions Management scheme, a bug, and 2 GUI/filesystem mistakes/bad ideas.

I mean, I know Thom is a rabid Crapple fanboi, but still, did he even read the article before linking to it?

Edited 2013-02-03 02:39 UTC

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