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"Mark Metzler wrote: I was in WalMart last night, and I swung by the Electronics area. I was curious as to how much a replacement drive would cost me for my PC at home, which has a 17gb drive in it. They had a 80gig drive sitting on the shelf next to the surge suppressors for $70. Never mind that it comes with the software to copy everything to the new drive. So I stood there trying to do the math on what it would cost to equate that volume of storage with ST506 drives at $1995.00 a pop. My head started hurting, so I rounded the ST506 to $2000. It would take 16,000 ST506ís to reach the memory of the drive in WalMart (again sitting on the shelf, not behind a locked cabinet). At $2000.00 a pop, it would cost me $32,000,000.00. Now that would have been a nice sale, but would have been stolen by Jim Scharffe or Mike Daniel. Here is another perspective. If stacked on top of one another, they would be as tall as a 667 story building. If from sea level, they would stack high enough to top the tallest building in Downtown Denver. If sold with a cabinet and power supply, Josef Rabinowitz would be retired. "

"Ohmigod! I'm reminded of when I worked for Heath Kline at Priority One Electronics in Chatsworth...and before that for Galaxy Computers in Woodland Hills when the Commodore 64 was introduced! We thought it huge compared to the Timex Sinclair...."

"We both have been into computers since 1970's & currently own 6 OSBORNE's in working condition. Although we use DOS now, we miss cpm & how actually FAST it was compared to Windows. We miss dBase. Append as well instead of Access now. We still have data on 5 1/4" discs we need to put into the dos machines we use now. Sorry to hear you are leaving the business - we certainly hope you find a buyer who will keep the collection intact! Best to you & your wonderful efforts!"


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Apple LISA(Local Integrated Software Architecture) was introduced in January 1983. LISA was the first personal computer to use a Graphical User Interface(GUI). Steve Jobs learned of the GUI during a visit to Xerox PARC. Lisa was shipped with design flaws and reliability problems and never developed a significant share of the market. Used innovated "twiggy drives". The name Lisa may also have been related to Steve Jobs and Nancy Rogers daughter born in May 1978. In January 1984 Apple released Lisa 2, a new version of the Lisa (dual drives). Lisa 2 was based on new software and the Macintosh operating system. Apple Computer officially renamed the Lisa to the Macintosh XL in January 1985. Note: This photo is similar to the Lisa in our Museum.

SPECIFICATIONS:
NAME   Apple Lisa
MANUFACTURER   Apple
TYPE   Business Computer
ORIGIN   USA
YEAR   1983
LAST RUN  1986
QUANTITY BUILT  80,000
OPERATING SYSTEM LISA OS
CPU   68000
SPEED   5MHz
RAM   1Mb
ROM   16Kb
TEXT MODES   40x132 bit mapped
GRAPHIC MODES   720x364 Mono graphics
I/O PORTS   (2)serial, parallel, (3)slots
POWER SUPPLY  
PRICE   $9,995.00


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