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Sun Aug 28 21:57:48 CDT 2005
I posted this message tonight to a couple of Altair sites, but might as well
ask on the big list too: does anyone know about the existence of a portable
Altair, which was designed as the "Altair 2"...? According to Steven Levy's
book "Hackers" (p. 257), by mid-1976, Ed Roberts "had been designing an
exciting new Altair 2 computer -- a high-powered, compact machine which
could fit inside a briefcase" before selling the company to Pertec.
I'm more interested in the computer's size / form factor than its technical
abilities, since I mostly study the history of portable systems.
Evan Koblentz's personal homepage: http://www.snarc.net
Also see: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/midatlanticretro/
Where did PDAs come from? http://www.snarc.net/pda/pda-treatise.htm
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