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16432Re: [midatlanticretro] historical? - Zenith minisPORT laptop

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  • Jim Scheef
    Mar 7, 2010
      The 2" drive was an attempt at a more "portable" computing environment when floppies were still an important storage medium. Unfortunately Zenith did nothing to help owners get their data off the 2" floppy and onto their primary computer - their desktop. The reverse was also true so installing applications on the 2" floppy was also a problem. Like so many early laptops, this machine was an misconceived, poorly marketed and poorly supported experiment. Does that make it historic? Like Evan said - sorta. Is it collectible? Certainly, if this is what interests you, then add it to your collection! Of course it would be nice if it comes with a few of those hard to find 2" disks.


      On 3/5/2010 9:34 PM, Dan Roganti wrote:

      just making some remarks about the distinction. ..

      Evan Koblentz wrote:

      Just because something is a mutant doesn't make it historic.  

      The smaller drive form factor which demonstrated a better storage density is an innovation not a mutant. Their LCD laptop may be an example of another mutant of that period but you can't dismiss the innovation.
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