We’ve Come A Long Way, Ctd. 3

For the final installment, a look back at those early pioneering laptops. Yes, they may have weighed 15 pounds and set you back something in the region of $6000 to purchase, but with 16 MHz of raw processing power and an optional 40MB hard disk, they created the market for viable portable computers.


I still wouldn’t want one of these behemoths resting on my lap for any length of time, though.

For those interested in the recent history of IT and computing, this YouTube channel is well worth following.

We’ve Come A Long Way, Ctd. 2

Looking back at the Atari ST, a popular computing choice for creative people working with music or graphics back in the day.


Also featuring towards the end of the episode an excited announcement about an upcoming MacWorld Exposition in Boston, at which the first Apple laptop was to be launched.