Classic "Laptops"

From: Uncle Roger <>
Date: Sun Nov 9 00:37:34 1997

At 06:47 AM 11/9/97 +0000, you wrote:
>I've recently heard of someone who told me about an 8080 laptop from
>someone who has been into computers longer than I have. He said that
>there was a laptop... in the 1970's, that was smaller than the origional
>Compaq. It was soupossed to only have a little RAM, and it was used by
>journalists, who would connect with a modem an upload the files. Is
>this true? If so, what on earth ever happened to these? (Does this
>sound like something else... H/PC come to mind?
That would be the Radio Shack Model 100. 8085 processor, 8K-32K RAM, simple
text editor, basic, and comm pgm built in. See:

<> Andy Diller's site
<> Club 100
<> Model 100 Mailing List
<> Tri-Mike Network East

I love 'em myself. I'm working on an alphapaging program so I can use one
as a dedicated paging station. There are, btw, *still* a lot of journalists
who use them, especially in areas where reliability is important. (They
have no moving parts.)

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