GRiD Compass, anyone?

From: Doug Yowza <>
Date: Thu Dec 17 22:55:31 1998

[trolls everywhere]

Everybody knows the GRiD Compass (1982) was the first clamshell laptop and
was way ahead of it's time, right? Well, John Higginbotham just webized
some of the Compass manuals and they look pretty good:

And that reminds me, Compass owner that I am, to ask if there are any
other Compass owners out there? I've got an 1100, 1101, 1129, and 1139.
There was also an 1107, 1109, and maybe more. I'm looking to exchange
notes, docs, software, and pin-down the different models.

I still can't figure out how to make a working GRiD/OS boot floppy. I
made one that boots and hangs, though.

I'm also a little perplexed by the 1139 I recently got. It's making
noises like it has a fan, but as far as I know, there are no moving parts
in there! And the case seems to be stuck on pretty tight....

-- Doug
Received on Thu Dec 17 1998 - 22:55:31 GMT

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