Cracking open the Osborne 1: The original portable computer


The large chip above the unknown one from the Philippines is from Fujitsu. According to the chip's data sheet it is a Floppy Disk Formatter / Controller. That makes sense because of the floppy disk connection right next to the chip.

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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.

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