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Xerox PARC founder Jacob Goldman dies at 90

12/22, 3:50pm

Efforts led to the first PC and Ethernet

Jacob Goldman, Xerox’s chief scientist behind the creation of the company's renowned Xerox Palo Alto Technology Center (Xerox PARC) died on Tuesday. Dr. Goldman was 90. Among the many technologies Xerox PARC gave to the world was the modern concept of a PC with a graphical user interface, which first reached the market with the Lisa and later the original Mac.

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Rare Apple Lisa 1 goes up for auction

12/17, 3:40pm

Bare-bones system hits eBay

One of Apple's earliest computers, the Lisa 1, has appeared for auction on eBay. A single $7,500 bid has been made so far; the model in question is said to be functional and largely intact, for instance including original floppy drives and ROMs as well as a keyboard. Absent from the auction are a mouse, battery and the Lisa system software.

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