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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:36 pm    Post subject: Founder of Grid Has Died Reply with quote

You remember the Grid laptops used in Aliens?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/27/technology/john-ellenby-visionary-who-helped-create-early-laptop-dies-at-75.html?hpw&rref=obituaries&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I owned a Grid. Very nice for it's time. I think that one died in the Northridge earthquake.

I also had an Osborne, which was utterly remarkable, again for it's time. Could run WordStar or SuperCalc on a 360K floppy drive. Adam Osborn could have sold refrigerators to Eskimos. Or vice-versa. Met him once.

Life was nice before Windows.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS that news with us. Didn't know about it at all Confused
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