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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RE: No
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 3rd Feb 2013 06:25 UTC in reply to "No"
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Exactly... you'll be modded down for referring to Thom as a "rabid Crapple fanboi" and for calling the company "Crapple," but you pretty much hit the nail on the head with your description of the "features" in the article.

Anyone with two brain cells wouldn't praise DRM unless they were getting paid, and having two identically named--yet totally different files--is just stupid. And the system can't even keep track of time only two fucking decade into the future... seriously, how is this even considered a "feature" in the first place? Was Y2K a "feature" that was so desired that we just let it go by unnoticed? I don't think so. At least with all the computing systems affected, the Y2K bug didn't happen until far more than two decades after its origin!

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