Bill Moggride – the father of the first laptop died at the age of 69

Bill Moggride, the first design to the computer screen connected and can be folded over the keyboard (which today is known as a laptop), died at age 69 after a long fight with the disease cancer. Throughout his life, Moggride pursue objectives should outline the human design, always use the center of the product, he always wanted to change the way people work with a computer clumsy and passive. The result is one of the first laptops were born – Grid Compass, but still heavy weight and large size, but the design can be folded open, it has become a prerequisite for subsequent laptop .   Grid Compass, laptop shell, use the Intel 8086 processor, screen resolution 320×240 is used quite popular in some places such as the U.S. Space Agency (NASA), U.S. Army, and in particular it is equipped on the space shuttle Discovery in 1985. By design so typical and extremely reasonable Grid – company where working Moggride – has been granted a patent related to the Grid Compass, but it was acquired by Tandy Corporation in 1988.   Grid Compass was the most expensive laptop in the world, was first introduced in April 1982, it sold for $ 8150! (Ie U.S. $ 170 million – if the current exchange rate).   A few pictures of the Grid Compass:      Galleria.loadTheme (‘/ js / Tinhte / Galleria / themes / folio / galleria.folio.min.js’); $ (“# Galleria_1208063134”). Galleria ({ imageCrop: false, maxScaleRatio: 1, preload: 3, fullscreenTransition: ‘fade’ });             Galleria.run (‘# galleria_1208063134’);   Aspects about Bill Moggride career 1991: Establishment of design consultancy Ideo (1991); 1993: Visiting Professor of Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art; 1983 – 2010: Work at Stanford University as a professor of counseling in the field of design; He is the author of two books related to the design that is “Designing Interactions” and “Designing Media”. 2009: Moggride awarded a lifetime achievement award; 2010: He was awarded the Prince Philip Designers Prize, a prestigious design award and the oldest in the UK. According to CNet …

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