Laptop Inventor Dies at 69

by Sheela Philomena on  September 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM Celebrity Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Bill Moggridge, creator of the first laptop computer has died aged 69 after losing a battle with cancer.

Moggridge is best known as the creator of the GRiD Compass, the device with a keyboard and yellow-on-black display.
 Laptop Inventor Dies at 69
Laptop Inventor Dies at 69

Priced at more than 8,000 dollars it was encased in magnesium and considered to be rugged with a 340kb memory, the Telegraph reports.

The device released in 1982, was used by the U.S. military and even made its way into outer space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1985.

Muggridge was also the director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York since 2010.

The museum said that Moggridge had died on Saturday.

Source: ANI

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive