Posts tagged with “John C. Dvorak”

Ask Tandy

Ask Tandy” was a column that appeared in from the November 1984 to the September 1985 issues. It was described as “a column in which the Tandy people in Ft. Worth answer your questions about their products and services.””

The Adcock & Johnson Model 3000

Before laptop computers, there were transportable computers. Transportable computers (sometimes known as “portables” or “luggables”) were smaller than ordinary microcomputers and could be quickly moved and set up at a new location. Unlike laptop computers (which had yet to be invented) transportable computers had no batteries and needed to be set up and plugged into an outlet before they could be used.

Starting around 1981, there was a trend toward transportable computers.