James and John discuss eBay Finds: Lisa I, Lisa circuit schematics, iMac table kit, and Apple shopping bags. The Retro Mac of the Week is the Centris/Quadra 660AV, and news includes 10 billion app downloads and a Macintosh Plus server.
Oh man did I ever lust after the AV Macs. I had forgotten how quirky they were. Check out the AV Macintosh General FAQ:
I'm thankful we've traded all that expensive weirdness for an entirely different set of annoying problems today. ;)
This Lisa is perfect for use as a museum's static display ( ? )
........All of the hard work has been done for you.
Just add 2 Twiggy floppy disk drives to complete the machine!
i think a Lisa 1 upgraded to a Lisa 2, now downgraded back to a Lisa 1
but finding just 2 Twiggy floppy disk drives ( and floppys with the system software) ? ? ? ?
This video from the System 7.1 CD that came with the Centris/Quadra 660av (Tempest) and 840av (Cyclone). It shows the developers having fun and includes views of the motherboard.
Mmmm, I just couldn't resist the Lisa microfiche schematics cards. I'll try to get some better pictures taken and post them to the group.
Thanks for the heads up J&J !!