Hardware

Dinosaur sightings: The Osborne 1 and the TRS-80 huggable luggables

Keyboard

The Osborne 1 keyboard is just you basic keyboard of the day. However, notice the number pad to the right -- one of the primary markets for PCs in these early years were accountants and other financial personnel. For those folks, a number pad was extremely important.

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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.