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Photos: A time capsule of computing

Mobi, a mobile robot concocted and run at Stanford between 1985 and 1988. It was cobbled together, "Gilligan's Island" style, with many parts that were meant for other purposes. The brain inside Mobi was a Tandy laptop, and the camera obviously was for a hobby photographer.

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