Hardware

Cracking open the Osborne 1: The original portable computer

Ribbon cable

Here we seen the common ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the rest of the machine. I wonder if this was innovative or imitative? When were ribbon cables first used in these sorts of devices?

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Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.