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I would want them if no one else does. Let me know a price and/or shipping and we'll see if we can make a deal.

 

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4 hours ago, 68kMacx86 said:

I thought LISA disks were more like 5.25 disks with two cutouts.

Disks for the Lisa 1 fit that description, but essentially all Lisa 1s were upgraded to Lisa 2s, which used the same 400k floppy as the Macintosh. (And then later most Lisas that didn't end up in a landfill were converted to clumsy Macintosh compatibles; software for that purpose is what was on the OP's disks.)

 

Anyway, the proper name for those failed Lisa 1 disks is "Fileware", but they're more commonly called " Twiggy disks". And yes, those would definitely be collector's items.

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44 minutes ago, Gorgonops said:

Disks for the Lisa 1 fit that description, but essentially all Lisa 1s were upgraded to Lisa 2s, which used the same 400k floppy as the Macintosh. (And then later most Lisas that didn't end up in a landfill were converted to clumsy Macintosh compatibles; software for that purpose is what was on the OP's disks.)

 

Anyway, the proper name for those failed Lisa 1 disks is "Fileware", but they're more commonly called " Twiggy disks". And yes, those would definitely be collector's items.

I guess a Fileware or Twiggy Disk Lisa is what I picture when someone says Apple Lisa.  I had actually forgotten about the lisa 2.  Why someone would trade in a Twiggy Disk Lisa for a common 3.5 inch format is beyond me.  Electronically ejecting 5.25 Drives are extremely uncommon in the history of computing, I can think of two:  IBM's PS/2 line had some high end drives that electronically ejected, and of course, "Fileware".  Such a name.  

 

"Make sure you save your AppleWorks documents on your Fileware disks, children.  And before you quit your software, make sure you log out of netware, so that Jim the computer guy can come by and upgrade the firmware for the hardware you are using."

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33 minutes ago, 68kMacx86 said:

Why someone would trade in a Twiggy Disk Lisa for a common 3.5 inch format is beyond me.

Because the Sony drives actually worked. Twiggy was a disastrously ill-conceived and badly engineered failure, a monument to the worst of Apple's worst "Not Invented Here" tendencies.

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On 7/16/2019 at 9:01 PM, Gorgonops said:

Because the Sony drives actually worked. Twiggy was a disastrously ill-conceived and badly engineered failure, a monument to the worst of Apple's worst "Not Invented Here" tendencies.

Exactly. People weren’t thinking about “collectibility” with these in 1984. They were thinking about reliability and functionality.

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