Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Geek Trivia: Last but not Lisa

Geek Trivia: Last but not Lisa "One of the most colossal blunders in personal computing history hit the market with a painful thud 23 years ago this week. On Jan. 19, 1983, Apple Computer's much-ballyhooed and wildly unsuccessful Lisa PC debuted, earning renown both for its remarkable technical innovations and its notorious commercial failings.
Much like Atari did with its surplus video game cartridges in 1982, Apple simply bulldozed its remaining Lisa PCs into a landfill. The tax write-off from renting the landfill space in Logan, Utah made this extreme measure more financially appealing than trying to reclaim or sell the unwanted merchandise."

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