Windows Rant

Douglas Pollard dougpol1 at
Tue Jul 13 01:38:00 UTC 2010

On 07/12/2010 09:17 PM, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> 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.
OK I had one on a CNC machine in my machine shop.  A geek kid that 
worked in My Machine shop built it for me.   I didn't know it was a 
lugable.    Doug

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