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May 22, 2007, 08:44 PM
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Luis
May 22, 2007, 10:47 PM
Very good list, but I think the original Macintosh should be there, after all it was the first widely available computer with a GUI, something that greatly influences us today.

Cindynjgirl79
May 23, 2007, 12:08 AM
I really thought the iPod would be higher? I think if it wasn't for the iPod, MP3 players would of just been another fad.

Belly-laughs
May 23, 2007, 03:17 AM
Wow, I thought Compaq was way ahead of the times judging by the laptop pictured. This is the model in question, hardly a laptop:

http://oldcomputers.net/pics/compaqI.JPG

Toshiba on the other hand claims to have launched the first (IBM-compatible) laptop in 1985:

http://www.toshiba.co.jp/img/e2005/about/corpinfo/history/08.jpg

Used by NASA in the early 80īs, the portable designed by Briton William Moggridge for Grid Systems Corporation in 1979 was claimed to be the first true laptop:

http://www.maineantiquedigest.com/images/l030896.jpg

Apple, on the other hand, introduced itīs portable in Sept ī89:

http://www.apple-history.com/images/models/portable.gif

kalisphoenix
May 29, 2007, 08:44 PM
Wow, I thought Compaq was way ahead of the times judging by the laptop pictured.

Indeed. I was thinking that looked (and sounded) extremely fishy. I'm used to early-80's portables looking like those Osborne/Kaypro luggable behemoths like the one you pictured.

But dig this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox_NoteTaker). All roads come from Xerox, it seems.