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  • Bob Schwier
    Sep 22, 2010
      Portable meant that it had a handle and could be lifted onto a battleship.

      --- On Wed, 9/22/10, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:

      From: Evan Koblentz <evan@...>
      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] History of networking
      To: "MARCH Yahoo Midatlanticretro" <midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 2:18 PM

      >>> Does George Stibitz's work not count because he used a teletype on one end?‬

      It all counts, it's just a question of where people like to draw their arbitrary lines.

      For example, when I tell people about MOBIDIC, sometimes they laugh at calling it "portable". But it was specifically designed to move around. "It's a portable computer, Jim, but not as we know it..."

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