Osborne 1 First Laptop

Released in 1981, the Osborne 1 was touted as the first mass-produced, microprocessor-based portable computer, running the CP/M operating system. Despite being noticeably bulkier compared to today’s laptops, with a tiny 5″ CRT monitor, it had a near-revolutionary impact on business professionals, as they were able to take their computer and data with them just about anywhere. This, along with a few other “luggables” were inspired by what was probably the first portable computer, the Xerox NoteTaker. Size wise, the computer could be compared to a portable sewing machine, just portable enough to be carried onto commercial aircraft. Continue reading for eighteen more interesting pictures from around the web.

18. Formula 1 Steering Wheel

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17. Winter in Sweden

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16. Princeton University Students After a Snowball Fight, c.1893

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15. Turtle-Shaped House

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14. Super Stormtroopers

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13. Sunset Captured at Perfect Angle

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12. Mount Fuji and The Milky Way

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11. Tinkerbell Fett

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10. US Soldier Finds Giant Jungle Centipede During Vietnam War, c.1967

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9. Density of New Delhi, India from Above

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8. All Images of Walt Disney at Theme Parks Have Cigarettes Photoshopped Out

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7. Scrap Tire Junkyard Fire

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6. Anti-Tank Mines

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5. Rubik’s Cube for the Vision Impaired

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4. Buzz Lightyear Moped in Italy

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3. Cost of Giving Birth in 1954

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2. Volkswagen Beetle Family

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1. If Vincent van Gogh Painted Totoro

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