[computers] The Register makes a good case for the Minuteman 1’s nuclear missile guidance computer being the first truly portable computer‘We should celebrate this wonderful nuke. Oh sure, the computer system couldn’t run “Wordstar” or a game of “Colossal Cave,” like the Osborne 1, but how many computers do you know that can destroy the world? That feature offers some serious LAN-party cred right right there. And with a three-stage, solid-propellant rocket build in, travel is a breeze.’

The Register on the first “Portable Computer”

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 at 11:45 am and is filed under Tech, War.

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