You may now get your hands on Apple's "most necessary flop" for free

You may now get your hands on Apple’s “most necessary flop” for free

Before the Mac existed the Lisa, was Apple’s first laptop computer with a graphical user interface. Lisa was released 40 years ago this week, and to commemorate the occasion, the Computer History Museum—which considers Lisa “Apple’s most important flop”—is making the source code of the Lisa software package available for free download.

The downloaded file is just 7MB compressed and 30MB enlarged. You will, nevertheless, be required to sign a licencing agreement and provide your name and e-mail tackle before you can receive the item. Then, after you’ve obtained it, you’ll need to figure out how to use it.