What's on eBay?

October 27, 2011
Apple Mac Logo Shoes Sneakers - Vintage

From the description:
"Vintage Apple Computer Logo Sneakers

I can hardly find any information on these online, but from what I can put together,
these Apple logo sneakers were given out only to employees of Apple Computers sometime in the 90s.

The tag says size 9 and they don't look like they were ever worn.
The glue around the uppers and the sole has yellowed a bit with age,
but the soles show basically no wear. Very clean."




What's on eBay - Apple Mac Logo Shoes Sneakers - Vintage
(Thanks to reader Sara for letting us know about this!)

Microsoft's Biggest Flops and Failures

May 19, 2011
An interesting list at Money.co.uk - it begins:
"Microsoft's gargantuan market share is the result of clever products and ruthless business tactics. Most of the products it sells are ubiquitous and well-received, but have some proved far less popular and were met with more than a smattering of negativity.

From their doomed foray into child-friendly interfaces to bizarre and unlikely gadgets, here is the money.co.uk list of Microsoft's most notable failures (in order of terribleness)."

Read more: Microsoft's Biggest Flops and Failures

RetroTech : Apple Software Binder & Mac Picasso Glass

March 03, 2011
Alfred is at it again! Our friend Alfred DiBlasi has posted this new video on YouTube of some interesting vintage Apple items!.
His intro:
"On the launch of the iPad 2, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at a few legacy items in my personal collection."



RetroTech : Apple Software Binder & Mac Picasso Glass

Bringing an Apple Lisa Online

December 10, 2010
A cool new article at "Monkeywrench" (www.wheels.org/monkeywrench)

It begins:
"The Apple Lisa operating system does not include a network stack, so there is no way to bring one online in the normal sense (it might be possible under Lisa Xenix, but I don’t have a copy to work with, and the lack of a graphical user interface means it probably wouldn’t be much fun anyway). However, all versions of the Lisa come with a serial port, the Lisa 7/7 operating system includes telecommunications software, and Mac OSX can act as a server, intermediating between the Lisa and the web."



Read More:
Bringing an Apple Lisa Online

What's on eBay?

July 16, 2010
EXTREMELY RARE - Apple Lisa 1 One Computer Face Plate!
From the description:
"Own a piece of computing history!
Get your vintage Apple computer looking good again!
This auction is for an Apple Lisa 1 face plate in good condition. It is the exact item pictured.
It does not come with the service part box. The part number on the back of the face plate is 620-5111-B.
We are sure that if you are interested, you already know why this item is so rare. Don't miss your chance to get one for a great price!"



What's on eBay - EXTREMELY RARE - Apple Lisa 1 One Computer Face Plate!

This Week in Apple History

June 28, 2010
Today we return to the informative "This Week in Apple History" series at The Mac Observer. The July 1 - 10 entry in the series by Owen Linzmayer & Bryan Chaffin is entitled, "o Cat, So Long Gil, Goodbye Cube".

July 1 - 10: Hello Cat, So Long Gil, Goodbye Cube

This Week in Apple History

June 14, 2010
Today we return to the informative "This Week in Apple History" series at The Mac Observer. The June 14 - 20 entry in the series by Owen Linzmayer & Bryan Chaffin is entitled, "Lisa Born, Sculley Out, Spindler In, eWorld Now".

June 14 - 20: Lisa Born, Sculley Out, Spindler In, eWorld Now

This Week in Apple History

June 03, 2010
Today we return to the informative "This Week in Apple History" series at The Mac Observer. The June 1 - 6 entry in the series by Owen Linzmayer & Bryan Chaffin is entitled, "Capps Leaves Apple For Microsoft, eMac Goes Public".

June 1 - 6: Capps Leaves Apple For Microsoft, eMac Goes Public

What's on eBay?

May 26, 2010
COMPLETE APPLE LISA 1 COMPUTER SYSTEM -RESTORED, WORKS!
From the description:
"This system is an excellent example of Apple Computer's Second Rarest Computer, next to the original Apple-1 (1976).
Only 20 to 30 Lisa 1 computers are known to exist in the world today. The Lisa was a landmark in computing history,
being the first personal computer available with a mouse & GUI (Graphical User Interface). The release of this machine
and the Lisa Office System to the public pre-dates Microsoft Windows 1.0 by almost 3 years!

The Apple Lisa was the programming platform for the Macintosh, as they both use a Motorola 68000 CPU.
The Lisa has 1mb RAM and a 5MB Hard Drive vs. 128k of RAM in the Macintosh.
Mac OS 1.0 and most of the early Mac 128k programs were actually written with a Lisa.
Apple offered Basic Plus, Pascal, and Cobol as programming environments for the lisa.

PLEASE NOTE:
This is a buy-it-now listing, meaning there are no bidders or bidding process.
Don't miss your chance to own a Lisa 1!

This Lisa turns on and passes all hardware tests. She boots up to Office System 1.0 (installed on the 5 MB ProFile Hard Drive).
A Lisa screen CRT/screen is bright and crisp with no burn-in. The 2 Twiggy drives are in 100% fully working condition!!!
Both Twiggy drives have been fully tested for both read & write capabilities. OS 1.0 installed from original Twiggy disks (not included).

A LISA 1 IS EXTREMELY RARE BECAUSE:
*It did not ship until July 1983, and was discontinued in January 1984 (6 months)
*Its original cost in 1983 was $10,000 US (approx. $21,000 US in 2008 dollars) making it a hard sell to businesses
*Apple offered all Lisa 1 owners a FREE upgrade to a Lisa 2 in 1984. Almost everybody went for this upgrade
*Apple took back all Lisa 1 specific parts back from authorized service centers and had them destroyed/disposed of

INCLUDED IN THIS AUCTION:
*Fully restored Apple Lisa 1 Computer with 2 x working TWIGGY Floppy Disk Drives
*Apple Lisa Keyboard with original pull-out cards (NEW/ OLD STOCK - unused, tested & working)
*Apple Lisa Mouse - cleaned and tested
*5 MB Apple Profile Hard Drive freshly erased with Lisa OS 1.0 installed
*Lisa Anti-Glare silk screen for CRT
*Programs installed: LisaWrite, LisaDraw, LisaGraph, LisaList, LisaCalc, and LisaProject
*Office System 1.0 installed on external X/ProFile Drive
*All necessary power & data cables

NOT INCLUDED:
*No Apple Mouse Pad (shown in pictures)
*No Twiggy Floppy Disks
*No Manuals

CONDITION:
All plastic panels, internal parts, and ProFile Hard Drive are all original to this computer. The mouse and keyboard have been replaced with better examples.
This Lisa 1 was never upgraded to a Lisa 2! It has been carefully cared for all of its life. Plastics have slight even yellowing due to
age and exposure to light. Absolutely no chips, cracks, dents, CRT screen burn-in, or any other damage can be found.
2 light scratches and uneven yellowing (due to ProFile drive sitting on top. Mouse is more yellowed than other items, some wear (smooth spot) on mouse button.
This machine is virtually flawless!! A true museum piece."



What's on eBay - COMPLETE APPLE LISA 1 COMPUTER SYSTEM -RESTORED, WORKS!

This Week in Apple History

May 26, 2010
Today we return to the informative "This Week in Apple History" series at The Mac Observer. The May 23 - 31 entry in the series by Owen Linzmayer & Bryan Chaffin is entitled, "The US Festival, Jobs' Failed Coup, TAM, Pirates".

May 23 - 31: The US Festival, Jobs' Failed Coup, TAM, Pirates

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