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Thursday, September 13, 2012

First laptop designer Bill Moggridge passed away

Bill Moggridge (William Grant Moggridge), a British designer who created the first laptop computer in 1979, has died on Saturday (8.9.2012). He was 69.

Born-June 25, 1943
London, England
Died-September 8, 2012 
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Nationality-British
Alma mater-Central Saint Martins College of
 Arts and Design
Occupation-Director, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design 
Museum Cofounder and Fellow, IDEO
Spouse-Karin Moggridge
Children-Alex Moggridge
Erik Moggridge

Moggridge is undeniably most famous for designing the Grid Compass computer all the way back in 1982. In particular, he was responsible for pushing for a computer design which included a flat-panel screen that folded down onto the device's own keyboard, along with compact circuitry to keep it portable. Read more

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