CHM Live In Person & Virtual Event

Happy 40th Birthday Lisa!

Apple’s Most Important Flop

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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.*

CHM members are also invited to a special members-only reception, with an exclusive display of a Lisa prototype from the CHM collection. If you’re not already a member, join now!

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, sales, and management teams, including Bill Atkinson (via video recording), John Couch, Bruce Daniels, Dan'l Lewin, Wayne Rosing, and Annette Wagner.  
  • Learn from expert commentary by journalist Steven Levy on business and technology lessons gleaned from the Lisa, and its ongoing impact, in conversation with New York Times contributor Katie Hafner. 
  • 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! 


5:30 p.m. PST
Apple Scavenger Hunt in CHM's Revolution Exhibit

6 p.m. PST
Member Reception

7 p.m. PST
Program Begins

8:30 p.m. PST
Program Ends

*In-person attendance is currently at capacity. Join the in-person waitlist and/or register to attend virtually below.

Jan 31, 2023
7:00 pm

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Add to Calendar 01/31/2023 7:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Happy 40th Birthday Lisa! Apple’s Most Important Flop CHM 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA, 94043 United States

1401 N. Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA, 94043


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