[SIGCIS-Members] TechRepublic: The evolution of the laptop computer

Pierre MOUNIER-KUHN mounier at msh-paris.fr
Thu May 11 02:26:56 PDT 2017


Indeed it is a collection of "pretty pix". Yet a list of "firsts", whatever its historical interest may be, should at least be complete… There were several other attempts to market portable computers in the late 1970s, for instance R2E's Portal or the Swiss "Scrib" designed for journalists:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobst_Graphic_Scrib_Portable
Best,
Pierre Mounier-Kuhn


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De: "Evan Koblentz" <evan at vcfed.org>
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Envoyé: Jeudi 11 Mai 2017 04:51:39
Objet: Re: [SIGCIS-Members] TechRepublic: The evolution of the laptop computer

Their use of "first" this or that, on almost every slide, and the fact 
that most of the things they called "first" aren't by a long shot.



On 05/10/2017 10:33 PM, Joly MacFie wrote:
> Oh? I only looked at the pretty pix :)
>
> What particularly got your goat?
>
> I was disappointed not to see the portable Commodore 64 in there.
> j
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>
> On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 9:56 PM, Evan Koblentz <evan at vcfed.org
> <mailto:evan at vcfed.org>> wrote:
>
>     I'm a TechRepublic contributor. Emailed my editor there today and
>     told her this made me CRINGE for being so error-ridden. I reminded
>     her that I (literally) wrote the book on the evolution of mobile
>     computing. No response yet...
>
>
>
>     On 05/10/2017 09:27 PM, Joly MacFie wrote:
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>
>         Clickbait, but pretty.
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>         
>         http://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/the-evolution-of-the-laptop-computer/
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