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Realia from the Jacob Burns Law Library: 1986 Laptop

Realia from Special Collections



1986 Laptop Computer

1986 Laptop Computer


Shown here is a 1986 IBM Convertible PC 5140, IBM’s first laptop. The alumnus who donated it to the library (Donald Fox, LL.M., class of 1987) claims that it was the first laptop to be used at the Law School. Laptops have changed a lot in the past 30 years!