Osborne, Adam

▪ 2004

      British-born American computer entrepreneur (b. March 6, 1939, Bangkok, Thai.—d. March 18, 2003, Kodiakanal, India), introduced the first portable personal computer. Osborne Computer Corp. was founded in the U.S. in 1981 with the proceeds from the sale of Osborne's previous venture in publishing computer manuals. The success of the Osborne 1 computer was short-lived, however, owing to manufacturing challenges and competition from rivals, and the company folded two years later. Osborne's next move, into low-cost software publishing, was also unsuccessful in the longer term.

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