Father of modern laptop wins design award

by Gareth Mankoo

When it comes to design awards, it doesn’t always get as prestigious as UK’s Prince Philip Designers Prize. It is the oldest design award in the country. And who better than the father of the modern laptop design would be warranted with such an honor. So saying, Bill Moggridge was honored at the awards for his 1982 design of the Grid Compass Computer. It has the right amount of additions to the modern day design, so as to incorporate the swelled-up innards of the era, but it also has the clam design that is still prevalent in not just laptops, but notebooks as well.

There’s nothing that can overlook his foresight to see the advancements of technology to shrink what was once a room full of tubes in to something that can sink into your back pocket.

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