We need a publicly maintained resource — such as a wiki — detailing the history some of these old machines.
So I obliged him, and started a page on Computing History. Below are links to let you build upon his entries.
- The Gavilan (1983)
- Zenith Minisport (1989)
- Apple iBook (1999)
- Compaq laptops with screen trackballs (circa 1994)
- IBM ThinkPad 701C "Butterfly" (1995)
- Category failure: Ultra-small, full-featured machines
- Category failure: Pad-based computers
- Macintosh Portable (1989)
- Dell 320i (circa 1993)
- Gateway Handbook (circa 1992)
If the entries build themselves, I'll move it to its own wiki, or just contribute it to Wikipedia.