Apple's LISAA lot of people had never seen or even heard of the “Lisa” from Apple Computers but it was about to change things until Jobs beat it with “Marketing” introducing the “Macintosh”…

The Apple Lisa “was first introduced in January 1983 (announced on January 19) at a cost of $9,995 US ($19,000 in 2005 dollars). It was one of the first commercial personal computers to have a GUI and a mouse.”

The Lisa, officially, Apple stated that the name was an acronym for Local Integrated Software Architecture. Since Steve Jobs’ first daughter (born in 1978) was named Lisa Jobs, it is normally inferred that the name also had a personal association.

It used a Motorola 68000 CPU at a 5 MHz clock rate and had 1 MB RAM. The first Lisa had two custom 5¼ inch floppy disk drives designed with two head assemblies, one per side, which could seek independently. These drives required custom media with two head openings. They were nicknamed “Twiggy” drives. An optional external 5 MB Apple ProFile hard drive (originally designed for the Apple III) was also offered.

 

 

The End of LISA

This is an awesome video made by none other than Microsoft itself. As hard as it is to believe this Microsoft made this internal video mocking itself. Check out the pictures and the video at the end of this article. 

Round # 1: Make sure it’s on Brand and has something expressively Human

ex. Microsoft iPod 2006 Human Ear Edition or MS i-Pod Pro 2006 Human Ear Professional Edition with Subscription

Round # 2: FOB stands for Full of Bullets

Microsoft iPod

Round # 3: Stars and Stripes