Thursday, 27 March, 2003
Adam Osborne, R.I.P.
My friend Randy Schafer over at EarthLCD sent me this link today. Adam Osborne, computer author and pioneer of the first portable computer (see my December 4, 2001 entry) passed away on March 18. Osborne quite possibly could have owned the portable computer market, but made the fatal blunder of announcing a "new and improved" version months before it was ready. Buyers decided to wait, and the company collapsed. That wasn't his only mistake, but it was perhaps the biggest.
EarthLCD, by the way, is the place to go if you need an LCD. If you need an LCD and controller for a home or small work project, you probably can't beat the price and selection you'll find there. And if you need a couple dozen or even a few hundred, Randy just might have what you're looking for. I've been to his warehouse. He really does have a million LCDs in stock. If you need an LCD, give him a call. Tell him I sent you. No, I don't get a kickback.