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There is a posting of a 1983 article on the apple Lisa.  Quite the impressive product from Apple in its day.

The lisa was without a doubt a marvel for its day.  However, I don’t place it in the lineage of the Personal Computer due to its price…$9995!!  That is around $24000 dollars in today’s money–6 months pay for a computer, not much personal about that.

I would take it a step further and state that we are only now–as computers edge below $500–entering the “personal” computer era.  The Lisa was in the “business” computer era, $1000 computers cemented the age of the “family” computer…and now we near the end of that era.

Things like the  EEEPC herald the age of the personal computer.  It is an exciting time.

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