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Date: 09/10/12 06:55 AM

8 Responses to Inventor Of Laptop, Bill Moggridge, Dies At 69

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    MrAtari Male 40-49
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    September 10, 2012 at 6:51 am
    Link: Inventor Of Laptop, Bill Moggridge, Dies At 69 - Thank you for making the computer portable.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    September 10, 2012 at 6:58 am
    He has now become more powerful than we can possibly imagine.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 10, 2012 at 7:23 am
    When we were students in 1991, my materialistic girlfriend said she needed a laptop (her well to do study group all had them). Back then, the average laptop cost about GBP3300. That was like a second hand car and we could barely afford to eat.

    Pooling my bar tips and then repeatedly selling my body for painful and dangerous scientific experiments (not kidding), I scraped together about GBP300 and bought her the cheapest thing that would run a lightweight office package called Lotus Symphony. The thing had 1MB of RAM for OS, software and storage, but it also had a battery life of 30 hours!

    She left me and found a richer guy. Or rather, left me and I found a better woman.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    September 10, 2012 at 7:34 am
    @Draculya: Cool bro, story.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    September 10, 2012 at 8:04 am
    I don`t always invent things...


    ...but when I do, people look more like a douche at Starbucks.
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    slimofswiv Male 30-39
    116 posts
    September 10, 2012 at 10:44 am
    another great british inventor, rest in peace
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    September 11, 2012 at 12:27 am
    Steve Jobs is waiting to sue him in the after life for patent infringement.
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    New_Guy Male 30-39
    406 posts
    September 11, 2012 at 3:54 am
    on to more important stuff... how much whore do i get if she just gets to use my laptop for a bit?

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