Cat Can't Scratch It
- May 9, 2000
Thirty six years ago, IBM introduced the world to the first personal portable computer. The IBM 5100, was portable in the sense that you could take it with you, but at 50 pounds, you sure weren’t going to take it very far. That really makes your bulky five pound notebook feel light as a feather.
Fifty pounds may seem bulky today — and, no you couldn’t use it unless you plugged it into the wall — but the 5100 arrived at a time when most machines were still the size of your desk, if not larger.