Portable Computing’s 30th

Today, we’re all used to portable computing, what with laptops, notebooks, netbooks, smartphones, and tablets.

However, it wasn’t always so, and it was just 30 years ago that Adam Osborne unleashed onto an unsuspecting public the Osborne 1, which was, essentially, a computer in a sewing machine case.

With a floppy disk drive and CRT monitor, it was a fully usable computer.

Provided you had access to an electricity supply.