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Today in Nerd History | January 19

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on January 19th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

LISA | 1983

In 1983, Apple announced “The Apple Lisa”, the first commercial personal computer to have a graphical user interface (GUI) and a computer mouse. It also had a hard disk drive, but it was too expensive and unreliable to succeed in the market.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • The name “Lisa” officially stood for “Locally Integrated Software Architecture”, but it was also the name of Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs’ daughter.

  • The Lisa had a document-centric approach, where users created and opened documents from virtual stacks of paper, rather than launching applications first.

  • The Lisa had a unique serial number programmed into a chip on the motherboard, which was used to serialize applications and prevent piracy.





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