Cracking open the Osborne 1: The original portable computer

Floppy chips

It took quite a bit of computing power to read and write files to a floppy disk in 1981, if the number of chips involved can be used as a measure.


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.

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