One of several Osbornes here at the DigiBarn, this is a particularly special unit not only for its early production but because it has (the only known) external monitor built by Osborne for the Osborne 1. This monitor is designed to sit right on top of the suitcase case of the O1 and plug right into the front (which switches off the small built-in screen).
Bill Goldberg, the donor of this system, is shown here connecting the monitor. Listen to Bill Goldberg talking about the Osborne 1 (2.3MB MP3). Could it be that the engineers working on the O1 needed a decent sized screen to do their development? The O1 was noted for its very small screen. barely usable for applications such as Word Star. Know anything about this unique little O1? Contact us.
Early Osborne1 Documentation
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