Like every day, these are some of the relevant events that happened on this same date but a few years ago. Find out what it is about
On January 19, 1983, Apple computer released the Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer to have a GUI and mouse (after the Xerox Star).
Apple used a Motorola 68000 CPU with a 5 MHz clock speed and 1MB of RAM. Its cost was $ 9,995.
Lisa it offered a multitasking operating system and virtual memory. These two features were extremely advanced for any computer at the time.
However, the Apple Lisa became Apple’s biggest business failure after the Apple III disaster in 1980.
Clients opted to work with less expensive options like the IBM PC that were already beginning to dominate the desktop computer market in business.
Lisa’s biggest client was POT. Even this one got in trouble when Manzana decided to discontinue this computer.
The “silver bullet” for Lisa was the launch of the Macintosh in 1984, which helped to discredit it since the Macintosh also had a GUI and a mouse but it was much less expensive.
In 1989, Apple buried about 2,700 unsold Lisas in an embankment in Utah and got a tax waiver on the land they rented for it.
Apple Lisa that are still in operation are now quite valuable as collectibles.
On January 18, 1995, the domain “yahoo.com“A year earlier, in January 1994, Jerry Yang and David Filo created the website called:” Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web “. This was a directory of other websites, organized hierarchically rather than a search index of pages.
In March 1994, “Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web” was renamed “Yahoo!! “.
Yahoo! appeared for the first time in the personal computer of Yang whose name is “Akebono”, whereas the software and the database in the machine of Filo was called “Konishiki”, which are names that come from wrestlers of sumo, sport of the which Filo and Yang are fanatics.
Yahoo! It was incorporated as a company on March 2, 1995 and began trading on the stock market on April 12, 1996.
On July 29, 2009, it was announced that in 10 years, Microsoft You will have full access to the Yahoo search engine to be used in future Microsoft projects for your Bing search engine.