Sunday, April 03, 2011

Remember the Osborne Portable Computer

The Osborne 1 was born 30 years ago today... April 3, 1981 when announced at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco.


Wow, I remember this as being so COOL. Really wanted one. Our first computer was the Atari1040STF, with a monochrome (better) display.


Had a dot matrix printer for it, too.  Learned lots about computer programming with this computer and have many fond memories. It was much superior to the IBM PC-types of its days.

There is an interesting article about the Osborne portable at
Osborne! The machine, the man, and the dawn of the portable computing revolution

Computing seemed to be more fun back then... So It Goes...