- UPS brought me two large boxes today. They're full of Gavilan parts,
thanks to Erik Klein (who has given a lot over the past few years, and
has spent a non-trivial amount of $$ on shipping.)
We could easily make three or full complete Gavilan computers out of
For those who may not be familiar with this semi-obscure machine:
Gavilan made laptops in the 83-85 timeframe. They're known for having
an optical trackpad -- quite extraordinary in 83. Early units also had
a 3" (not 3.5) internal floppy drive. Gavilan was founded by Manny
Fernandez, who was at Exxon Data Systems / Zilog before, and went on to
form the Gartner research firm.
Erik says the large amount of parts came from a guy who used to run a
Gavilan user group.