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Huh. Not immortal after all


Richard Sapper, mastermind of the first IBM Thinkpad, croaked on New Year’s Eve. I had one of these and loved it to bits. Mine was the classic and bestselling — I think it was the T43 — and it was bombproof.

Reading the obit, I might have knowed he was a German working in Italy. You can see both those influences in the Thinkpad.

Well, the early Thinkpads, anyway. Uncle B paid a flippin’ fortune for one of the last models, and it was a dog.

January 6, 2016 — 11:04 pm
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