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Happy 40th Birthday Lisa: Apple's Most Important Flop

Apple Lisa

Without the Lisa, there would be no Mac, and no iPhone. 

Apple’s innovative Lisa computer transformed how people interact with computers - from arcane text-based interfaces to the modern graphical user interface ubiquitous today. 

How did the Lisa change the world and yet ultimately become a commercial failure? How was this computer important for the story of Steve Jobs and Apple? What lessons can we learn from the Lisa about leadership and luck, risk, and rewards?  

On the 40th anniversary of the Apple Lisa, join CHM as we explore these issues and more.


What You’ll Experience  


  • Hear insider stories of the Lisa and Apple’s early days with Steve Jobs, from key members of the original hardware, software, design, and management team, including Bill Atkinson (via video recording), John Couch, Bruce Daniels, Wayne Rosing, and Annette Wagner.  
  • Learn from expert commentary by journalist Steven Levy on business and technology lessons gleaned from Lisa, and its ongoing impact. 
  • See an original Lisa and a demonstration of a working Lisa. 
  • Have fun with an Apple-themed scavenger hunt in the Museum’s exhibition and wear your favorite Apple swag!

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Attend in person or online.


Tuesday, 01/31/23


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