Osborne History

From: Sellam Ismail <dastar_at_ncal.verio.com>
Date: Fri Aug 20 05:09:03 1999

On Fri, 20 Aug 1999, Bill Sheehan wrote:

> Once upon a time, I know I read a history of Osborne Computer Company
> ("Hypergrowth," by Adam Osborne and John Dvorak - I've got a copy around
> here somewhere.) I remember distinctly that they were the hit of Computer
> Faire in 1981, and went bankrupt in September of '83.
> Thanks to my sharp-eyed wife, I now have an Osborne Vixen, the OCC-4.
> The motherboard and copyright notice in the documentation are clearly
> labeled 1984. I thought they'd already slipped beneath the waves by then.
> Can someone enlighten me on the End of Osborne?

I think they actually lasted until about 1986. Their last ditch effort
was the Osborne III, which was simply a re-branded Morrow Pivot Portable
(aka the Zenith Z-{somesuchmodel}).

Surprised me too.

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