Windows Rant

Jordon Bedwell jordon at
Tue Jul 13 01:17:22 UTC 2010

On 7/12/2010 8:06 PM, Douglas Pollard wrote:
> On 07/12/2010 08:10 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
>>> I might well be wrong, but I don't think there was hardrives in the mid
>>>>> 1970's. If there were I must have been  dumb as a stump as we used tape
>>>>> drives.  A good friend of mine was using a wire recorder to save to and
>>>>> they were popular in the early 1950's .   My first Windows computer was
>>>>> a lap top with Windows 3.1  and that was used and  was about 1989 and I
>>>>> think the 3.5 floppies were pretty new even that late.
>>>>>                                               Doug
>>>  That would be a "LugAble" but I doubt that a (used) 1989 version would be able
>>>  to run an OS that was not released for another 2 years, and I doubt it would
>>>  have been much fun with a mono display Black/Orange, Black/Green or the then
>>>  "new" Black/White
> I bought that laptop in 1989 or maybe 1990 but it was several years old 
> it had a black and white displays I wrote a book on it and have a stack 
> of about 40,  3.5 floppy disks in my desk.
>      What's a lugable.  I don't remember ever hearing that 
> term.                    Doug

The best computer of all time was the Luggable: Don't tell
me you forgot about the Osborne 1, sad but true story, the military
still uses a "modern" luggable design for their field computers.


Jordon Bedwell

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