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
Minuous
Member since:
2008-04-29

>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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RE: No
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 3rd Feb 2013 06:25 in reply to "No"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

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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RE[2]: No
by MOS6510 on Sun 3rd Feb 2013 06:51 in reply to "RE: No"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

The article is called "5 quirks and oddities", not "5 amazing and unique features".

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RE[2]: No
by Soulbender on Mon 4th Feb 2013 03:58 in reply to "RE: No"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

having two identically named--yet totally different files--is just stupid.


They don't have the same name, they have different names but what is shown is different from the actual name.
I can certainly see why it would be nice to have a view of a bunch of files with different type but same name.

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RE: No
by Soulbender on Sun 3rd Feb 2013 08:55 in reply to "No"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I know Thom is a rabid Crapple fanbo


Wait, I am confused. Is Thom a rabid Apple fanboi, A rabid Anti-Apple zealot or a rabid Windows fan?

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RE[2]: No
by MOS6510 on Sun 3rd Feb 2013 09:19 in reply to "RE: No"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

The common nominator is "rabid", so Thom is a rabid.

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