Pioneer laptop designer dies

By on September 10, 2012
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Grid Computer designer dies of cancer at age 69.

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Bill Moggridge may not ring a bell with most, but he pioneered the flip-open laptop design that we all have come to know and use in recent years.

Moggridge, 69, died on Saturday due to cancer. He is credited to design the Grid Computer, a compact computer with a keyboard and yellow-on-black display attached to it. It was used by the US military, and was even used aboard space shuttle Discovery in 1985.

Moggridge is survived by his wife and two sons. We wish his family strength in these hard times; his impact on the world of computing will remain forever.


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