Recently, I published an entry in the TechRepublic Classics Rock blog on the Dinosaur Sightings Photo Galleries of the Osborne 1 and the TRS-80 Model 4P personal computers. Well, now I have taken the next step -- I have just published a Cracking Open Photo Gallery of the Osborne 1.
Once I got inside the Osborne 1 I was surprised to find so many parts. Previous vintage PCs had less silicon chips and less significant power management systems. Obviously the addition of a CRT display requires a significant expansion in those systems. It certainly requires a significant increase in the warnings I saw regarding deadly electric shock.
If you have specific knowledge about the Osborne 1 and the chips it contains please jump in the discussion thread and enlighten us -- even though I have some age on me, the Osborne 1 was just before my full-blown love affair with all things personal computer.
The TRS-80 Model 4P is next.
Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.