PowerBook Origin Story – TMO Daily Observations 2020-07-08

Bryan Chaffin and host Kelly Guimont chat about an interview with a designer of the original PowerBook and their own Apple Portable histories.

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  • My favorite was always the PowerBook 520/540 “Blackbird” with its very distinctive design that never failed to turn heads. TWO batteries, one could be replaced with a PCI card adapter.
    This was the first laptop ever to have a trackpad instead of a trackball.
    I bought an old 520 fifteen years ago from eBay and that trackpad is still Perfect, something no PC trackpad could ever aspire to.

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