Powerbook 100 greatest gadget of all time? Gimme a break!

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  1. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

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    Mobile PC have assembled a list of their Top 100 gadgets of all time, ranging from the abacus, to computers, to walkmans, to staplers and to their #1, the Apple Powerbook 100.

    Mobile PC Top 100 Gadgets of All Time

    And why did they vote it the best of ALL TIME??? Because it was the most portable and usable laptop, that totally changed the design of laptops. Whoopy doo.

    I LOVE my Macs. But come on!

    Reading thru their list, the gadget that had the biggest impact of all time was the TELEPHONE. But they only had it a #23!! Here's what they say about the phone:

    Doesn't that sound like the greatest gadget of all time?
     
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    lmao :D :D :D
     
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    Also note that it's a list of "gadgets", so I think that gives them plenty of leeway. Was the PB 100 the greatest gadget of all time? No, but it was arguably one of, if not the, most influential in terms of design, and it's an appropriate topper for the list. I remember when it came out - the design was ingenious. It seems obvious now, but the PB 100 was the first to do it, and it was a genuinely useful laptop, the first I'd used that wasn't obviously hamstrung.
     
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    OMG! I played #65 till the buttons fell off. I wish I had one again.
     
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    but a lot of the laptops dont even deserve to be on there. like the panasonic toughbook!!! gross. and yeah i have to agree the powerbook wasnt the 1 choice

    i second the telephone, without it man we wouldnt have the internet!!!
     
  9. TrenchMouth macrumors 6502

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    i had a powerbook 100. great little machine. 68000 cpu, mine had 8 full megs of ram and a 20MB hd, and the damn external floppy was awesome. i could type all day on that little thing. i pretty much learned how to type on it. makes this old iBook look space aged when i look back. wonder what i will get next.... :D
     
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    Why do you say the toughbook shouldn't be on there? 'gross' seems to make me think you don't like it because it's fugly looking. So what, even panasonic agree's with that. That sucker is as solid as a rock and put laptops onto a new playing field in terms of on site locations. Great machine for what it does, IMHO.

    BEN
     
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    I have one i am looking to get rid of, its in mint condition, :p
     
  12. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    And I'd add that the PB 100 DID indeed set the way laptops would look and feel from then on. It was revolutionary, but just another day at Apple.
     
  13. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Actually the ToughBook that my dad has is very nice looking. Not like that picture at all. And not as good looking as my PowerBook :D
     
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    Cool article, and yay for Apple and it's perennial creativity!
     

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