Who invented the first "clamshell" laptop?

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Tue Dec 21 21:24:14 1999

On or about 06:29 PM 12/21/99 -0700, Jim Strickland was caught in a dark
alley speaking these words:

>I would have said Apple, with the LCD screen that went on the Apple 2 C.
>But I think that was after 1982.

The thought of having the Apple //c with that LCD thingy all on my lap
gives me leg cramps just thinking about it... :-) I don't think //c's are
considered laptops and IIRC they weren't connected, anyway.

>> TRS-80 m200: 1985?

There may have been some made in 1984, but all that I've seen were created
in Jan/Feb 1985, according to the serial numbers, FWIW.

>> I don't know what Zenith's first clamshell was, but I'm pretty sure it was
>> much later on.

It could have been the OEM'd Tandy 600 - the earliest one I've seen was
made in Sep. 1985.

>> Uncle Roger "There is pleasure pure in being mad
>> roger_at_sinasohn.com that none but madmen know."

Boy-oh-boy... I haven't heard from you in a while! Glad to see you're back!
Hope life's been treating you well!

Happy Holidaze,
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Roger "Merch" Merchberger -- zmerch_at_30below.com
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Received on Tue Dec 21 1999 - 21:24:14 GMT

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