Monday, September 12, 2005

My first portable PC computer:

I saw my first Compaq portable in 1985. (I had actually developed software on oddball portable computers since 1978.) My workgroup was one PC short, and the Compaq was offered to us as a loaner. I had to drive to another building to pick it up, and then I had to wait twenty minutes while they figured out how to hand it to me. A strong steel chain secured it, making it very unportable. I thought it ironic to see a portable computer immobilized, but my coworkers assured me there was a lot of corporate theft in that building.

I may not be able to blog much during the next seven days, but I'll hope for the best ...

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